An Army husband received the surprise of his life when he stepped off the plane after a yearlong stint in Afghanistan and saw his wife who had dropped 100 pounds in his absence.
When Specialist Larry Shaffer’s plane landed in his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina he was greeted by almost 50 cheering friends and family who had gathered for his arrival, holding up welcome signs and yelling “Surprise!” When the crowd parted, his wife Misty Shaffer, who had shed 100 pounds from her 250-pound frame, rushed into his arms.
Although she barely exercised, Misty lost the weight by eating smaller portions, drinking lots of water, not eating three to four hours before bedtime and avoiding her biggest craving—potato chips. It also helped that her husband, who usually did the cooking, wasn't there to tempt her. His unconditional support was also key. "He's never asked me to lose weight and always said he'd love me no matter what I looked like," said Misty.