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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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  • Thank you for being an inspiration. I want to keep my ability to walk (2 vertebrae not connected in my back). Seeing your transformation and you knowing you could do it and did, gives the me the ability to lose the weight needed to stay away from the dreaded crutches and wheelchairs. - 1/25/2016 11:50:00 AM
  • I am so in awe of you! Brought tears. Namaste and thank you!! - 1/20/2016 9:35:02 PM
  • SARSURATOP
    Thanks for sharing your experience. I had something similar. I had fibromiolgia(chro
    nic pain) for 3 years after i had my baby boy. Every doctor I went to and told him about my sever pain all over my body said that it was all in my mind. finally 4 month ago my mum (a doctor too) took me to a doctor who finally gave me hope. I am taking a medicine and making stretching every day too. I am happy again.
    Thanks for every one that shares his story to give others hope.
    God Bless you ALL
    Sara :) - 1/4/2016 2:40:12 AM
  • WOW! Tears of joy! Struggling with apprehension & fear in some areas right now, boy does this put a new outlook on EVERYTHING ! Thank you for your service, Arthur. Thank you for your inspiration !! God bless the life of the one that had an open heart !!!!!!!! - 1/3/2016 4:41:28 PM
  • Oh Arthur:
    You are a shining star for all of us - what a giant spirit you are! Thank you. - 1/2/2016 11:13:44 PM
  • Thank you for sharing. That has to be one of the best inspirational stories I have seen. As it is the beginning of a New Year, that will keep me going and working towards my own transformation
    Thank You Arthur! - 1/1/2016 11:08:43 PM
  • TOPCHEF2428
    How Incredibly Inspirational !!! I Am Moved Beyond BeLief !

    YOU Are An INSPIRATION !!! Thank You For Sharing Such A Incredible (and Personal) Journey !!! - 1/1/2016 4:43:38 PM
  • This has to be one of the most inspirational stories I've seen! Way to go, Arthur! - 1/1/2016 12:41:45 PM
  • Arthur, thank you for sharing your beautiful and awesome story! You are truly an inspiration!
    - 1/1/2016 8:43:29 AM
  • What an inspiration you are! - 12/24/2015 7:36:42 AM
  • Arthur, this sharing will change lives. Blessings! Namaste! - 12/24/2015 6:33:46 AM
  • I admire his inner strength and courage, He never gave up and look what happened, It's a miracle. - 12/17/2015 9:49:56 PM
  • WTG Arthur! You are AWESOME! You need to be teaching other people! I've lost 12 lbs. his month. Yeah for me! Have a Marvelous & Blessed Monday! - 11/30/2015 11:19:21 AM
  • The wrestler, Diamond Dallas Page found Yoga to be his answer to all of his health issues, so I'm thrilled to see this helped Arthur get his life back.
    Rodney Yee has wonderful DVDs on Yoga, as he is a BKS Iyengar Master Instructor. You can find them on YouTube. - 11/23/2015 11:08:36 AM
  • This is one of the most awesomely amazing success stories I have heard. I was beyond touched. I don't even know how to express the obstacles this Vet overcame and went onto to success. You are a shining example. - 11/4/2015 1:48:20 PM