Now this a feel good story!
We've all seen videos of returning soldiers hugging a wife who looks like she spent the time he was away nibbling bonbons and watching TV soaps. This is the flip side.
The 250 pound wife lost 100 pounds during the year he was in Afghanistan. But she kept it a secret and surprised him when he returned. Click to read the whole story. Meanwhile, here's an excerpt:
Misty, 24, had kept her weight loss largely a secret, telling her husband that she was trying to lose only a few pounds and sending him photos of herself from the shoulders up so he wouldn’t suspect the dramatic transformation. "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," Misty told Yahoo! Shine. "He's never seen me this thin."
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. “Misty has always struggled with her weight and my ice cream and large home-cooked meals probably contributed to that,” said Larry. “With me gone, she was able to make smaller, lighter portions. Now we compromise: A few times a week I’ll make what I want if I agree to try her healthier food.”
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.
Keep it up, Misty! Or rather, keep it off!