Friday, January 21, 2011 | 12:00 AM
For the next 10 weeks, Lakeland Community Hospital will be participating with hundreds of other organizations in a statewide weight-loss program called “Scale Back Alabama.” The program is designed to capitalize on those New Year’s resolutions and create a fun atmosphere for weight loss and physical activity. LCH is asking those interested in losing weight to form teams of four individuals (including a captain) and to sign up during the week of Jan. 22 – 28.
The goal of the contest is to get each individual on a team to lose one pound per week for a total of 10 pounds during the contest. For every individual who completes the 10-week contest and loses at least 10 pounds, that person's name will be placed in a drawing for one of 50 statewide prizes of $100 each. For the team that maintains all of its original team members throughout the contest with each team member losing at least 10 pounds, the team name will be placed in a drawing for one of three grand prizes (first team drawn will win $1,000 each, second team drawn, $500 per team member, and the third team drawn will win $250 per team member). Prize winners will be announced April 28, in Montgomery and will later be posted on www.scalebackalabama.com.
To participate, come to Lakeland Community Hospital at times listed below. Teams can sign up and have first official weigh-ins. Individual beginning and ending weights will be kept (confidentially) on each participant, as well as the weight of each team.
For more information contact Sandy Prescott at (205) 485-7229 or firstname.lastname@example.org . For information on the statewide contest, along with weight-loss tips and other resources, go to www.scalebackalabama.com.
Start Up Weigh-In Dates and Times
Jan / 24 - 10am - 11am
Jan / 24 - 2pm - 4pm
Jan / 25 - 6am - 8am
Jan / 25 - 11am - 12am
Jan / 25 - 4pm - 5pm
Jan / 26 - 5pm - 6pm
Jan / 26 - 12pm – 1pm
Jan / 26 - 9am – 10am
Jan / 27 - 8am - 9am
Jan / 27 - 1pm - 2pm
Jan / 28 - 10am - 11am
Jan / 28 - 3pm - 4pm
All Weigh-Ins will be at Lakeland Community Hospital Conference Room.