The votes have been cast, and the team taking the title of first place in the Scale Back Alabama Most Creative Team Name Contest is Mission Slim Possible. A panel of statewide media judges selected ten names from more than 7,500 statewide, and those ten were then placed on the Scale Back Alabama website to be voted on by the public March 21-29. Taking second place honors was the Slenderellas*. Prizes include $100 each for members of the first-place team and $50 each for the second-place team members.
Scale Back Alabama is a free statewide weight-loss contest designed to help Alabamians get healthier by losing weight and exercising more. The Most Creative Team Name Contest was a popular addition to last year's program that was held again for this year's competition. Its purpose is to increase camaraderie among team members and provide a way they can have fun while encouraging each other to achieve healthier lifestyle goals. The ten finalists in this year's contest included:
- Ain't No Weigh
- Baby I Was Born This Weigh
- Love Me Slender
- Mission Slim Possible
- Para-Thighs Lost
- Pour Some Splenda on Me
- The Devil Made Me Chew It
- We H8 W8
- We Thought This Was the Buffet Line
Scale Back Alabama is a public awareness campaign hosted by Alabama's hospitals and the Alabama Department of Public Health, with generous support from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. For more information on Scale Back Alabama, go to www.scalebackalabama.com.