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140 Pounds Lighter, Disabled War Veteran Becomes a Runner

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Think you're having a tough time sticking with your healthy habits? Imagine how Arthur felt: The war veteran was 140 pounds overweight and dealing with physical disabilities when he decided to become a runner.
Arthur's transformation is inspiring and impressive, but he didn't get there overnight. Find out how others have achieved success against all odds. Read our best success stories and get motivated now. 
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  • GERIBERI7
    I love this story. You are great and I hope I can only be as determined and hold the course as you have. Thank you for this video. Wonderful! - 12/9/2014 1:39:15 PM
  • Arthur if you read this . . . THANK YOU!

    You proved that you can do it and you did!

    THANK YOU for serving THANK YOU for sharing and THANK YOU for not giving up! - 12/8/2014 11:04:17 PM
  • What an amazing accomplishment. Sometimes it takes an attitude of commitment and an attitude of not listening to the "no's." Reach out and believe that all things are possible. I applaud his getting up each time he fell. - 12/8/2014 11:00:09 PM
  • SNAPESMOM
    So inspirational. I'm so proud of what you accomplished. I'm also very humbled. While I'm out of shape and 25 lbs heavier than I'd like to be, I'm not even considered overweight yet for my height. I'm not disabled. I am a perfectly healthy 33 year old woman. I should not have excuses to be eating so unhealthy and living so sedentary. I will try and remember this video every time I want to be lazy. - 12/8/2014 6:26:54 PM
  • Arthur--thank you for sharing your story. I needed to hear and see your commitment to realize my commitment needs to be stronger and despite what we deal with, there is no reason not to succeed.

    Thank you! - 12/8/2014 5:11:44 PM
  • Arthur - you go! You're an amazing man. I'm glad you believed in yourself. You sum everything up so well when you say, "I fell many times but I got back up". That's something we should all take to heart, whether it be related to exercise, overeating, substance issues, etc. Thanks for your service to your country and thanks for loving cats!

    - 12/8/2014 1:47:53 PM
  • Amazing video, it brings tears to my eyes. - 12/8/2014 9:24:05 AM
  • MARYM1962
    Beautiful! I am crying at my desk at work - WONDERFUL! - 12/8/2014 8:44:05 AM
  • VAINVT
    Another reason to love yoga. I was amazed at what this man could do, and at what yoga did for him. When I saw him trying to do a reverse triangle while he was still heavy, I thought 'no way', but he is really good. Heartwarming. - 12/8/2014 7:56:02 AM
  • What an inspiration to others! Don't give up - 10/11/2014 7:03:21 PM
  • What an amazing video! So happy for him and so glad he shared his inspirational story. - 10/5/2014 9:48:10 AM
  • What an amazing story! Getting all teared up here. He's such an encouragement! - 8/17/2014 12:06:58 AM
  • tears.,,,,amazing - 8/11/2014 7:26:27 AM
  • So awesome! - 8/3/2014 2:41:18 AM
  • I think this is honestly the most amazing thing I have ever seen. - 7/17/2014 9:13:28 AM