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Surprises all around when wife loses 100 pounds

by | May 22, 2016 | Brunswick County Life, North Brunswick, People

When Larry Shaffer, an Army specialist, came home after a 12-month deployment in Afghanistan, he had a big surprise waiting for him. While he was away, his wife, Misty, lost 100 pounds, dropping from a size 24 to a size 6 in one year!

Photography by Ronnie Holden

Misty’s motivation for the weight loss was simply to surprise her husband, who had been her high school sweetheart. The hard-working mom lost all of her weight without diet pills or fad diets. She simply cut out the junk and soda.Misty Shaffer loses 100 pounds

National, local and social media picked up on Misty’s success story, and soon she got a surprise of her own. Clarice Holden, owner of Island Breeze in Sunset Beach, heard the story and learned that Misty lives in Leland. Excited for her fellow Brunswick County resident, Holden surprised Misty with a new wardrobe from Island Breeze.Misty Shaffer loses 100 pounds

“I wanted to honor and bless her with some gorgeous garments that she will be able to enjoy and cherish as a reminder of her hard work and dedication,” says Holden.

Misty was invited to come to Island Breeze on April 10 and was given a $1,000 wardrobe makeover from Island Breeze and Lisette L. She was also given the royal treatment at The Coral Tree Salon and Day Spa, where she received a color treatment, a cut and styling, as well as makeup application. The Shaffers were treated to a dinner at Twin Lakes Seafood Restaurant that night.

Misty Shaffer loses 100 poundsMisty Shaffer loses 100 poundsMisty Shaffer loses 100 poundsThe Shaffers have been amazed by the outpouring of support for Misty. She has received thousands of inquiries from people all over the world and says she wishes she had time to personally respond to every person who claims she has inspired them. She says her message is simple: “You can do it too. Just have faith in yourself and it can be done!”

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About The Author

Adam King

As a native of southeastern North Carolina, Adam has a passion for sharing the stories of its people and places. He is eager to write about many of the amazing neighbors and experiences we have here. After graduating from Appalachian State University, he was a reporter for The Alamance News and Creekside Chronicle in the Piedmont Triad area. Not too long after, he earned a master’s degree in health education at East Carolina University in 2011. He began working in an array of roles in the career education sector as well as the public school districts in the region. He is happy to have settled back on the Coastal Plain, where he lives in Leland with his lovely wife, Jessica, and sweet hound, Shaka.

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