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140 Pounds Lighter, Disabled War Veteran Becomes a Runner

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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JUDYAMK 7/10/2018 8:02:59 PM
Oh my stars what an incredible man & the trainer that believed in him !! This is one of the best videos for motivation
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I-AM-TITANIUM 6/9/2018 10:09:24 PM
I cry every time I watch this .. being alone in this journey sucks! Report
I-AM-TITANIUM 6/9/2018 10:08:32 PM
I cry every time I watch this .. being alone in this journey sucks! Report
KHALIA2 6/5/2018 10:42:39 AM
Thank God for the yoga instructor and that you never gave up! Report
BARBEQUESUE 5/14/2018 6:51:00 AM
So inspiring...thank
s for sharing your story.

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LINDAC75 4/12/2018 3:21:00 PM
Made me tear up. Way to go, so proud. Report
CATSNCOFFEENY7 3/22/2018 6:02:15 PM
WOW.

As someone with MS I could really relate to your story. You were making progress bit by bit and it was exciting. I saw you working out with the chair nearby and I thought, "I could do that!"

Thank you for sharing your story. I wish you all the best. Report
EMAHLEA 2/12/2018 9:22:17 PM
Thank you for your service and sharing your story. It is the most inspiring story by far that I've read on SparkPeople. Just recently began my own practice at yoga and feeling weak and awkward. Your video showed me that I can get better and makes me want to keep on trying. Hooray for you! Report
KHALIA2 2/12/2018 5:47:52 PM
Go Arthur! AWESOME! Report
ATHENADRUID 2/12/2018 12:35:27 PM
So inspiring! Arthur, you are an inspiration! Report
STUBBY_DOUGLAS 2/12/2018 5:18:18 AM
Arthur, you're awesome!!! Report
JANEY2012 2/11/2018 10:03:12 PM
WOW! Just WOW! And God Bless you! Report
MARCY1955 2/11/2018 11:09:49 AM
Great job! Very inspiring! Report
1965KAREN 2/6/2018 11:46:34 PM
Thank you for your service to our country! Thank you for sharing this inspiring video with us. Thank you for not giving up. Your determination is contagious! Report
NANAW12001 1/5/2018 7:25:27 AM
You are my motivation. Report