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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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  • 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
  • LOVEXAVIE
    The look on your face in the after picture says it all.
    I see hope, joy & the knowledge that you CAN achieve anything.
    Gratitude is a dish best shared, and thank you for sharing it!
    Congrats, thank you for your service and all the best to you. - 7/5/2014 12:17:06 PM
  • Diamond Dallas Page was a Wrestler who was injured so badly that all he could do was take therapy from a Yoga teacher and it got his life back, so his teaching of YOGA is rather extreme, but if you want to start out with a more helpful teacher, I'd recommend Rodney Yee who is a BKS Iyengar instructor. His videos are great. - 7/5/2014 12:33:19 AM
  • AMAYABLUE
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart. That was such a beautiful story, inspired me in so many ways.

    - 7/4/2014 10:54:21 PM
  • My God! When I see what you went through, the pain you must have felt, and then I see what I have to face, I feel ashamed for every time I didn't want to exercise because of that pain. But most of all, I am awed by what you have done, and inspired to follow in your footsteps.

    Thank you for sharing your journey! - 7/4/2014 9:21:15 PM
  • I thank you for taking the time & having the strength to prove the doctors wrong. It is an inspiration to see such a wonderful transformation come into one's life. - 7/4/2014 7:42:27 PM
  • I love this video. I think I saw it last year. It's just as great this time. WooHoo! - 7/4/2014 6:46:29 PM
  • Just started to cry and I realised that I can do it too! thanks for telling us your story - 7/4/2014 6:38:40 PM
  • It makes you wonder... how many people have you given up on as a "lost cause?"

    And has one of those people you've given up on been your own self?

    Keep going. Keep going. Keep going.

    Congratulations
    , Arthur!! You have transcended and, in the process, inspired. A REAL American hero. - 7/4/2014 4:40:45 PM
  • Wow! How can I say what I am feeling right now? This is such an amazing and inspirational story. Thank you for serving our country and sharing your story!
    Have a wonderful and happy 4th of July Arthur, you deserve to celebrate!
    God bless you!

    Sue - 7/4/2014 4:20:31 PM
  • TNFLGAL
    I saw this at the VA weight loss program. He is one of the best success stories. - 7/4/2014 3:21:02 PM
  • Thank you for sharing your story. This time I want to have the attitude of trying and not giving in when I can't do it perfectly now. You demonstrated that it is worth the effort. - 7/4/2014 2:13:07 PM