Alabama Gears up to Scale Back

(WXTX) - Folks in Alabama are being asked to lose a half a million pounds. The 2009 Scale Back Alabama competition is officially underway. This is the third year alabamians wil particiapte in the state-wide weight loss program.

Last year more than 40,000 people participated. And this year's team coach, Roger Schulz, hopes to more than double that number.

You might recognize him from NBC's the Biggest Loser.

Sign up for the ten-week program is January 10-16 at any of the hundreds of public weigh-in sites across the state.

To find your nearest weigh-in site, check out Scale Back Alabama's website.