Friday, July 31, 2009

Feel Good Movies to Watch While Losing Weight With the Lap Band

Are You Feeling Blue? Need a Pick-Me-Up?
Just back from out of town I'm having a low moment as I have nothing to look forward to, and I'm a bit stressed about Lily starting school and all that I need to do in preparation. I need to keep my spirits up, its essential to my lap band success. Whenever I feel blue, I like to watch a feel good movie. I thought I'd break from my usual topic, me, and suggest some great movies for people who are struggling with a diet, new habits, or anything else that stresses you out. This list is just my own personal favorites. It's not official or anything. But I do guarantee effectiveness!

  1. Oh, how I love this miniseries! Fabulous Mr. Darcy! Wonderful Elizabeth Bennett! If you want to feel like everything can work out, even for the disadvantaged, this is the film for you. I'd have to say this is my all time favorite feel good movie, and I do own it. I watch it regularly. And I also recommend the book! Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics)

  2. Here's another one I've watched a million times. See Diane Lane go to Italy, find a wonderful villa, and find herself. And boy, the men are fabulous, too!

  3. This one will make you laugh out loud. I don't know why, but a lot of people don't know how good this gem of a movie is. A romance, a comedy, but not a romantic comedy. I guess you'd call it a comedic fairytale. Fun, fun, fun!

  4. If you somehow haven't seen this screamingly satisfying movie, you have missed a really fulfilling experience. I won't give it away, but when "It's Raining Men" starts, you'll be the happiest girl in the world!

  5. I know, I know... Robby Benson (too much spit in his mouth to talk correctly in my opinion.) This is a little nothin' of a film, with a leading lady I never saw again, and yes, Robby Benson, who annoys a lot of folks. But there's something about this movie that just lifts you up!

  6. Yes, more Austen. (I could list all the movies and books, really.) This is a slower paced film, but again, fabulously satisfying. Everyone figures everything out, finally, and you just sigh with happiness. Too good to miss!

  7. Lots of people missed this one, and its just wonderful. Combine a modern woman stuck in a little Irish town who finds friends and adventure. So unexpectedly good you'll be thrilled.

  8. I suppose everyone's seen this one more than once, but if you haven't indulged in a while, this is one that will have you smiling all day. Whoopie Goldberg is great, and I love the nun who smiles all the time, (Kathy Najimi)

  9. Here's a less seen Whoopie movie that will break your heart before putting it back together. Ray Liotta is wonderful as a widower who turns to maid Whoopie Goldberg to help him put his life back together. Also, you'll love the touching performance by the little girl in the movie. She perfectly portrays the desolation of a child who has lost her mother... and misses her terribly. Ahhhh, think I'll watch it right now.

  10. Cinderella for big girls. When Drew Barrymore arrives at the ball in her gown with angel wings, and murmurs, "Just breathe," you'll take a big breath along with her. This movie celebrates womanhood in a charming and unexpected way, using one of the all time "women as victim" stories ever written. Yay!
I could go on and on, and maybe I will do this again soon. I'm planning on watching Pride and Prejudice with my husband this weekend, and I can guarantee we'll have a wonderful time. Just making this list up has cheered me considerably, and it makes me marvel at the power of films. Keep this list and break out the DVDs when you have a bad week. You won't be sorry, and I find if I'm happy, I'm much more likely to adhere to my lap banding routine. Cheers!
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Judi said...

WOW! So happy I found your blog....!
Yes, I agree....feel good movies are excellent antidotes for when you're feeling a little down! Can't wait to explore more of your blog!