If you're already cheating on your New Year's weight-loss resolutions, Scale Back Alabama can help keep you honest. The statewide initiative starts its weigh-ins next week.
UAB faculty, staff, students and family members are invited to commit to losing 10 pounds in 10 weeks for a chance to win a variety of prizes, including statewide grand prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250 per team member. UAB Wellness also will have prize drawings for UAB participants.
To participate, teams of four must complete the registration form by downloading one from online or completing one on site, and all members must be weighed between Jan. 21-24 at one of 13 campus locations. Team members do not have to weigh together, although you will need to know your team name and captain. The weigh-in schedule, including dates, times and locations, is online. Members will be weighed at the end during the week of April 7-11 at an official site.
More than 850 UAB employees participated in the health program this past year, losing a total 2,822 pounds. That involvement is one reason UAB was named Birmingham's Healthiest Employer in the 500-plus employee category for the second consecutive year by the Birmingham Business Journal.
UAB Wellness will help keep you motivated with guest posts about nutrition and wellness throughout the contest on its UAB Windows into Wellness blog. Check each week for tips, ideas and recipes.