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-in at the sites listed on the scheduled below:
The Kirklin Clinic: 1st Floor Learning Resource Center Tuesday, January 20th:  8 – 10 am

Callahan Eye Hospital; 3rd floor, Smith Education Center Classroom Tuesday, January 20th:  11 am – 1 pm

Hospital North Pavilion Lobby

Wednesday, Jan. 21st: 7 – 10 am

Women’s and Infants Center; 2nd Floor Atrium

Wednesday, Jan. 21st: 11 am – 1 pm

Highlands Hospital; 3rd Floor Lobby

Thursday, January 22nd:  7 – 10 am

Hospital West Pavilion Atrium

Thursday, January 22nd:  11 am – 2 pm

Recreation Center; Campus Rec. Lobby

Thursday, Jan. 22nd: 11 am - 1 pm

John Whitaker Building; Employee Health Office - Room 504 Thursday, Jan. 22nd: 12 – 2 pm

Administration Building; Penthouse

Friday, Jan. 23rd: 8 -10 am

Medical Towers; First Floor Break Room

Friday, Jan. 23rd: 8 – 9 am

Administration Building; AB 270

Friday, Jan. 23rd: 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