Barman, Janell - John Deere Credit, Madison, Wisconsin
"My daughter asks 'why?" and I say, "Well, maybe I just want to live longer."
Cameron, Deb - John Deere Credit, Des Moines, Iowa
"I had reached my heaviest weight, and I was not happy about it."
DeJoode, Arnie - Product Engineering Center (PEC), Waterloo, Iowa
"The nice thing about at-work meetings is that there's a whole bunch of people fighting the same thing."
Funke, Kevin - Construction and Forestry Division, Dubuque, Iowa
"I'm doing things at age 43 that two years ago I couldn't imagine I'd be able to do."
Klousia, Tim - Construction and Forestry Division, Dubuque, Iowa
Tim Klousia is looking forward to dancing at his wedding.
From Fitness Fanatic to Canadian Competitor
Lehman, Keri - John Deere Credit, Johnston, Iowa
"No longer could I eat anything and everything I wanted without having to pay for it on my body."
Liskey, Ron - Construction and Forestry Division, Dubuque, Iowa
"A lot of it is about breaking the bad habits of a lifetime."
Luterek, Garry - Power Systems Group, Waterloo, Iowa
"I think we're all looking for excuses to get started..."
Matthias, Jeanette - John Deere Credit, Madison, Wisconsin
"You truly have to appreciate every day."
Mottet, Carol - Deere & Company, Moline, Illinois
"We've become the best of friends," says Carol Mottet, of workout partner and friend Vicki Ryan.
Murphy, Deb - C&CE Division, Cary, North Carolina
Working out at work has left Deb Murphy with more hours in the day - or at least, it feels that way.
Pahl, David - South East Engineering Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
"My cholesterol was sky high, the highest I've ever seen."
Reese, Sarah - John Deere Credit, Johnston, Iowa
"I think people would be impressed by how good the food really is."
Ryan, Vicki - Deere & Company, Moline, Illinois
"It would not have been as fun if we hadn't worked out together," says Vicki Ryan, of workout partner and friend Carol Mottet.
Schmidt, Jonathan - John Deere Seeding Group, Moline, Illinois
Iron Man: Extreme athlete enjoys the challenge.
Sharpe, Bill - Product Engineering Center (PEC), Waterloo, Iowa
"It's been encouraging having feedback from people you work with every day. They don't let you stray."
Smith, Becky - C&CE Division, Horicon, Wisconsin
Weight loss helps Becky Smith run with the big dogs.
Sonnack, Steve - Product Engineering Center (PEC), Waterloo, Iowa
"We've worked too hard at this not to keep going."
Woltz, Mark - Power Systems Group, Waterloo, Iowa
Marathoner racks up the miles to a personal achievement.
Zimmerman, Pete - C&CE Division, Cary, North Carolina
"You need to do whatever you can to take care of yourself."
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