Healthy Directions

Success Stories

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.

Kulas, Paul

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."