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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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  • This made me cry. It's amazing what determination, hard work and having someone believe in you can help you accomplish. - 5/22/2015 8:57:51 AM
  • Very inspirational and helpful. Thanks for sharing. Congratulations on your success. - 5/20/2015 10:59:29 AM
  • Thank u so much for sharing your story. It made me cry. I can see my husband in u and I want to help him but unsure how. Thank u for giving hope to so many people. - 5/2/2015 1:12:59 PM
  • I am speechless' Thank you soooo much for posting this. It makes me believe that anything is possible. I don't have a physical handicap but a mental one, severe depression. It has made me loose hope and the will to try. Like you I have given up. I will save your video and share it with others. God has blessed you. You are an inspiration. - 5/2/2015 11:17:05 AM
  • Arthur if you see my message, please contact me. My daughter would like to interview you for her blog Sweettartbeauty. com. Due to an undiagnosed illiness, she has been in a wheel chair for the last 4 years. She is afraid to try. I believe you could help - 5/2/2015 9:02:50 AM
  • Wow! - 4/20/2015 6:10:15 PM
  • My gosh, you're story is truly truly inspirational, what an inspiration you are. You proved the doctors wrong. You are amazing. Thank you for sharing - 3/10/2015 10:35:18 AM
  • BEERAD1990
    I think I found my hero! Thank you for serving and thank you for showing what is possible when you put your mind to it! - 3/1/2015 7:31:27 PM
  • RMSLOVESFITNESS
    What an amazing transformation for Arthur! So inspirational and it just goes to show you what one person believing in you can do! - 2/3/2015 9:55:41 AM
  • I'm still crying, even as I write this. This is the most inspirational video I have ever seen. I'm going to save this to my favorites so I can watch it whenever I feel like giving up. And bless that one yoga instructor who choose to try, even when he didn't know where to begin. Thank you both. - 1/25/2015 4:00:11 PM
  • 2GONE2
    Arthur's transformation just made me cry. I am so happy for him. - 1/2/2015 6:04:35 PM
  • I'm a Vietnam era veteran over 60 and use a walker and braces. You inspire me! Thank you.
    Doll H. - 1/2/2015 5:20:24 PM
  • Arthur - thank you so very much for your Service.
    And many thanks for helping me jump start my NEW YEAR! Your story has given me a good nudge to keep getting back on my health wagon regardless how many times I've slipped off the tail gate! Every day we move is a good one!

    Good luck - keep moving forward! - 1/1/2015 3:54:31 PM
  • 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