Scale Back Alabama

About Us

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. Since the first competition in 2007, Alabamians have lost more than one million pounds! Scale Back Alabama is designed to address the state’s challenge with obesity; however, we caution individuals to check with their health care provider before beginning a new exercise or diet regimen.

2017 Dates

  • Kick-Off: January 9
  • Weigh-In Week: January 11-18
  • Weigh-Out Week: March 15-22
  • Final Event: April 5

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The 2016 program has ended. Please continue to follow us on social media for weight loss tips. The 2017 competition begins in January with Weigh-In Week (January 11-18) and ends in March. Participants can come back to this site the first of January to sign up to participate.

Scale Back Alabama App
The Scale Back Alabama app is available for Android and Apple mobile devices. Download the FREE app from Google Play or Apple Store today. Continue to use the app even after the program is complete. Learn more.

2016 Finale
With over 21,000 individuals participating, and more than 76,000 pounds lost, Scale Back Alabama 2016 was a success! Congratulations to all of the group and individual Winners, and to our our School winners! You can watch the 2016 Finale by visiting News. Thanks to everyone who participated, and all the members of the Scale Back Team for your hard work!