() For the months that Misty Shaffer’s husband was deployed in Iraq with the U.S. Army, she was plotting a big surprise with him.

When she would communicate with her husband overseas for more than a year, she would tell him about her effort to lose a few pounds and sent him a few pictures of her progress showing herself only from the shoulders up.

But when Specialist Larry Shaffer stepped off the plane in his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina, last week and was greeted by a large crowd, he told Yahoo! Shine he was “speechless”when he spotted his wife.

Misty had lost 100 pounds.

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