Scale Back Alabama

scalebackUAB Participates in Scale Back Alabama Program for 9th year!
Scale Back Alabama (SBA) is a free statewide weight-loss program designed to encourage Alabamians to get healthy and to have fun while doing it.  Scale Back Alabama, now in its ninth year, is designed for adults, but the hope is that these adults will positively influence their family and friends.  In fact, this year’s program will have more of a family focus and will include health tips for children.

Employee Wellness is pleased to offer weigh in sites for our UAB employees again this year.

Please note the following announced changes to the program: 
  • Those 18 and older can now participate in teams of two, rather than teams of four
  • Participants can go online to register themselves starting January 6 at   
  • Once registered, participants must go to an official weigh-in site during the week of Jan. 19 – 25 to do their initial weigh in
UAB employees can weigh-out at the sites listed on the scheduled below:
The Kirklin Clinic: 1st Floor Learning Resource Center Monday, April 6th:  9 – 10 am

John Whitaker Building; Employee Health Office - Room 504

Monday, April 6th: 10 am - noon

Hospital North Pavilion Lobby

Monday, April 6th:  11 am – 2 pm

Highlands Hospital; 3rd Floor Lobby 

Tuesday, April 7th:  7 – 9 am

Callahan Eye Hospital; 3rd floor, Smith Education Center Classroom

Tuesday, April 7th: 11 am – 1 pm

Administration Building; Penthouse 

Wednesday, April 8th:  8 – 10 am

Women’s and Infants Center; 2nd Floor Atrium 

Wednesday, April 8th:  11 am – 1 pm

Recreation Center; Campus Rec. Lobby 

Thursday, April 9th: 2 – 3 pm

Medical Towers; First Floor Break Room 

Friday, April 10th: 8 – 9 am

Hospital West Pavilion Atrium 

Friday, April 10th: 11 am – 1 pm

Administration Building; AB 270 

Friday, April 10th: 2 – 4 pm

Scale Back Alabama has added a link to an activity tracker from the American Heart Association to assist with your weight loss goal.  For more information go to: Participation Guide to Using the Activity Tracker

Participants will receive weekly health tips from a panel of experts. At the end of the contest, all individuals and teams who lose at least 10 pounds (one pound a week) will be placed in a drawing for cash prizes.

Scale Back Alabama is sponsored by the Alabama Hospital Association and the Alabama Department of Public Health, in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama.  For more information, visit or visit on Facebook.

Guidelines for participation

Great Job UAB Employees!

UAB employees participated in the eighth annual Scale Back Alabama program, a statewide weight loss contest that challenges participants to get healthy.

UAB Employees registered for weigh-in beginning January 21-24, 2014 and weighed out April 7-11, 2014.
  • 341 employees completed the challenge losing a combined total of 2,332 pounds
  • 4 UAB teams reached their goal of each team member losing 10 pounds or more
  • 108 individual participants lost 10 pounds or more



Scale Back Alabama in the News

Commit to losing 10 pounds in 10 weeks during Scale Back Alabama - UAB Reporter, January 15, 2014 
Sticking with smaller goals keeps weight loss on track
– UAB News, Thursday January 17, 2013