Mom Loses 100 Pounds While Husband Is Deployed In Afghanistan
A North Carolina mom lost 100 pounds while her husband, Specialist Larry Shaffer, was deployed in Afghanistan for a year. The soldier saw his slimmed-down wife for the first time at the airport, where he was also reunited with his three-year-old daughter.
"I was speechless. There was so much to take in...Then Misty appeared and she was half the person she used to be. I couldn't believe it," Shaffer said about the emotional moment, according to Yahoo! Shine.
Misty Shaffer kept her drastic weight loss a secret while her husband was on the other side of the planet. The mom-of-one told him she had dropped a few pounds. So he had no idea she had undergone such a radical transformation. Watch their reunion here:
"There were so many times when I was dying to send him cute photos but I held back because I really wanted it to be a surprise. He's never seen me this thin," Shaffer gushed.
Meanwhile, her hubby's cooking may have been a major reason why this mama had trouble keeping weight off. With him away, Shaffer was able to cut down on her portions and avoid eating close to bedtime. Now the couple is working on eating healthier as a family, which includes their daughter Nevaeh.
Stories of army family reunions always get me and of course this one was no different. The YouTube video of the Shaffers seeing each other after a year brought me to tears.
Plus, I can only imagine how amazing this mom felt being able to shock her hubby with her amazing makeover. Talk about a big reveal! This mom is awesome for accomplishing such a big weight loss goal and even more amazing for keeping it under wraps for so long.