Dan Golda (down 38 lbs)

About This Project

I had considered stopping in at Nutrishop for quite some time to get assistance with weight loss but I kept putting it off. The Omaha Challenge gave me the motivation to get started. I registered for The Omaha Challenge, stopped in at Nutrishop Legacy, and Nick Boswell got me going with advice and by pointing me toward a couple of products he knew would benefit me. He also advised me to log onto The Omaha Challenge website and look over all the information about nutrition, training, and meal planning.

I have long had a problem with not eating properly. This is especially bad for my health because I am a type 1 diabetic. After starting the challenge I immediately began adjusting my eating habits. I soon began losing weight. Not only have I seen significant weight loss, but my blood sugars have been much better. Keeping my diabetes under control will have a major effect on my long term health and quality of life.

I also stepped up the intensity of my workouts. Prior to The Omaha Challenge I had been regularly lifting weights, but I hadn’t been putting a whole lot of effort into it. I increased the intensity and I haven’t been skipping workouts. I also incorporated walking into my exercise routine.

My success with The Omaha Challenge improved my self-esteem and confidence. I am no longer self-conscious about my weight. Not only does my physical appearance make me more confident but so does the inspiration of knowing I have been able to sustain my eating habits over the past 12 weeks. It gives me confidence in my ability follow through with something this challenging.

I have benefited in several areas from my weight loss and improved fitness. I have more energy, sleep better, and my joints feel better. As I mentioned before, I have much better control of my diabetes. I have needed significantly less insulin. This not only benefits me health-wise, but also financially, by reducing the number of times I have to pay high co-pays for the insulin.

Being more physically fit is a big benefit in my line of work. I work in law enforcement. I feel I am a greater asset to my agency by being in better shape. My physical fitness can affect the safety of the public, my coworkers, and myself.

I have been asked by friends, family, and coworkers about my weight loss. They are noticing the difference. I tell them about The Omaha Challenge and Nutrishop. Many local law enforcement personnel already know Nick from his past work in the field, so when they ask me about my transformation I point them his way. The area in which I feel the best about my influence is the example I am setting for my children. I plan to pass on what I have learned to my family, friends, and coworkers and continue to set a good example.

The Omaha Challenge has been a great experience. I have benefited inside and out. I look forward to continuing down the path that I have started with The Omaha Challenge.