Weight Watchers at Work—Cindy Schultz
Cindy Schultz, 50, joined Weight Watchers at Work through UW Oshkosh in June 2012 with one main goal: to get her name back on the bone marrow donor registry.
“When they [Be The Match Bone Marrow Donor Registry] told me they were taking my name off the donor list, I got mad,” Schultz said.
Schultz, an academic department associate for the Journalism Department, said she turned to Weight Watchers to lose weight and achieve her goal.
“Getting my name back on the list is my driving force to lose weight,” Schultz said. “The meetings are convenient because they are held on campus during my lunch hour—there’s no reason not to go.”
As a University employee, Schultz receives $10 off her monthly Weight Watchers pass.
“It averages to $1 per day—I am worth a dollar a day,” Schultz said.
She said she uses ActiveLink to track her activity, among other Weight Watchers tools to help her understand how the food she is eating affects her. Schultz said she also leans on the support of others who attend the weekly meetings to keep her motivated.
“We’re all at different parts of our weight-loss journey—some have more to lose than others—and aspire to a different goal,” Schultz said. “I look at them and know that I can do it too.”
Schultz also said she uses resources available to her on campus to achieve her weight loss goals.
“For a while I was working out so hard and the scale just wasn’t moving, so I called Dan Schmidt in Kinesiology,” Schultz said. “He explained to me how I had shocked my body by losing more than 50 pounds, so it was good to talk to him to understand my body better.”
Learn more about the Weight Watchers at Work program at UW Oshkosh and other health and wellness programs at uwosh.edu/wellness