Life As The Fat Girl

When I gave birth for the first time, I was not a young naive girl with little life experience.  I was a 34 year old, educated, career-driven professional.  Yet, I was shocked at all of the things …

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162 Movies


So I did a social media experiment and the responses were quite overwhelming.  I often post crazy, random or simply opinion type questions as my Facebook Status, to see who says what.  It is really interesting to me when I receive a huge array of answers.  One time I asked if people poop in public, another time I asked if you get up to pee in the night, do you wash your hands.  Things like that.  Well, a simple question asking for folks’ favorite classic movies went wild.  Of course everyone’s definition of ‘classic’ is different, but that is part of what made it is engaging.  I don’t often report the findings of my social media status questions, but today I shall.  I think it make a great reference if you’re ever looking for a good Netflix flick or such.

So here ya go, you’re welcome !

1 A Man for all Seasons
2 A Place in the Sun
3 Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
4 African Queen
5 All of Me
6 All Quiet on the Western Front
7 American Graffiti
8 An Affair to Remember
9 An American in Paris
10 Arsenic and Old Lace
11 Auntie Mame
12 Bell Book and Candle
13 Ben-Hur
14 Big
15 Bonnie and Clyde
16 Breakfast at Tiffany’s
17 Breathless
18 Bringing Up Baby
19 The Cannonball Run
20 Carrie
21 Casablanca
22 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
23 Charlotte’s Web (The Original)
24 Children of the Corn
25 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
26 Christine
27 Citizen Kane
28 Creature From the Black Lagoon
29 Désirée
30 Desk Set
31 Dirty Dancing
32 Dracula
33 Father Goose
34 Father Knows Best
35 Fiddler on the Roof
36 Footloose
37 Frankenstein
38 Friendly Persuasion
39 Giant
40 Godzilla
41 Going My Way
42 Gone With The Wind
43 Gran Torino
44 Grease
45 Great Expectations
46 Harlem Nights
47 Harvey
48 High Noon
49 Holiday Inn
50 House on Haunted Hill
51 How Green Was My Valley
52 Hush Hush Charlotte
53 Imitation of Life
54 In Cold Blood
55 Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark
56 Inn of the Sixth Happiness
57 It Happened One Night
58 It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
59 It’s a Wonderful Life
60 Jaws
61 King Kong
62 Lawrence of Arabia
63 A League of Their Own
64 Leave Her to Heaven
65 Life With Father
66 Light in the Piazza
67 Little Men
68 Little Women
69 Madame X
70 The Maltese Falcon
71 Marnie
72 Mary Poppins
73 McLintock!
74 Meet Me in St. Louis
75 Mildred Pierce
76 The Miracle of the Bells
77 Miracle on 34th Street
78 Move Over Darling
79 Mister Rogers Neighborhood  (granted it’s a t.v. show)
80 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
81 My Fair Lady
82 Neighbors (The Original)
83 No Man of Her Own
84 An Officer and a Gentleman
85 Old Yeller
86 Oliver Twist
87 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
88 Long Pants
89 Pet Sematary
90 Pillow Talk
91 Pollyanna
92 Porky’s
93 Pretty in Pink
94 Psycho
95 Rear Window
96 Rebecca
97 Reefer Madness
98 Rocky Horror Picture Show
99 Rosemary’s Baby
100 Sabrina(The Original)
101 Sabrina(With Harrison Ford)
102 The Quiet Man
103 Scarface
104 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
105 Sergeant York
106 Shane
107 Singing in the Rain
108 Smokey and The Bandit
109 Some Like it Hot
110 Somewhere in Time
111 Splendor In the Grass
112 Star Wars
113 Summer of 42
114 Sunset Boulevard
115 Terms of Endearment
116 The Apple Dumpling Gang
117 The Breakfast Club
118 The Bridge On the River Kwai
119 A Christmas Story
120 The Color Purple
121 The Enchanted Cottage
122 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
123 The Godfather
124 The Graduate
125 The Invisible Man
126 The King and I
127 The Little Rascals
128 The Man Who Knew Too Much
129 The Manchurian Candidate
130 The NeverEnding Story
131 The Outsiders
132 The Parent Trap (The Original)
133 The Pink Panther
134 The Princess Bride
135 The Quiet Man
136 The Sand Pebbles
137 The Searchers
138 The Shining
139 The Shop Around the Corner
140 The Sound of Music
141 The Sting
142 The Ten Commandments
143 The Thing
144 The Wanderers
145 Thelma and Louise
146 They Live
147 The Thin Man
148 Throw Mama From the Train
149 To Kill a Mockingbird
150 Tom Sawyer
151 Topper
152 Under The Tuscan Sun
153 Unforgiven
154 Waterloo Bridge
155 Weird Science
156 West Side Story
157 Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
158 Where the Red Fern Grows
159 White Christmas
160 The Wizard of Oz
161 Woman of the Year (The Original)
162 Young Frankenstein

Honorable mentions:  Suggestions included any movies with Shirley Temple, Elvis or Mothra movies. Another friend suggested The Road movies with Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour and Bob Hope. Also worthy of mention are the Brat Pack movies, or the Rat Pack movies … which are two very different groups.

Edit:  A few more comments came in after the blog post was written.  Movie titles mentioned, in no particular order, were: The Carpet Baggers, Pretty Woman, Milk Money, When a Man Loves a Woman, Steel Magnolias, Face/Off, Con Air and Tombstone.

So what movies did we miss?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady


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Armed With Belief


The world is not going to do your work-out for you, nor your nutrition… (such a bummer, right)!  If you want something, it is up to you. But that is a good thing, because if it were left to someone or something else to do, oh my, what if they failed? When it is left to US, we get to design our lives. Success is 100% intentional! It is also 100% “you can do it“. Believe and achieve is what I always say.

Therefore, the believing and actual achieving, well it is up to you.  Yours is anyway.  Mine is actually up to me.

Have you ever heard someone say … whether you believe you can or you can’t … you’re right? I know I have and I think there is great truth in that statement.  When my daughter was younger, if she ever said to me “I don’t think I can do this” I would respond with “well, you’re probably right then“.  She never appreciated that sentiment but now that she is a wee bit older, it clicks!

The picture above is of me standing under a bridge this past weekend.  The bridge was beautiful and it was a bright, hot day.  I had walked down a trail to get some pictures. Standing under the bridge was a nice respite ~ if ever so brief ~ from the intense bolstering sun.  I was surrounded by beauty.  So after a quick rest, I continued on my mission. What was my mission, you ask? To get pictures. My only tools were my iPhone, my eye and my energy.  This slideshow below contains some of the pictures I captured.

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And if you’re still with me and want to see some additional pictures captured, here is another slideshow for your perusal.

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So get up, get busy and go after your mission.  Go armed with your belief and you are half way there.  Rest when you need such.  Then get up again.


As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady


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Tis the Season


No, it’s not Christmas.  I’m not even ready for Halloween.  But for everything, there is a season.  There is even a Bible verse about that. Some things are temporary; some are lifelong; some are recurring.  We have seasons of the year, seasons of parenting, seasons of life … and of course … seasons of your journey.

What journey are you on?  Do you know? What journey are you reaching for or hoping to start?  Do you have a plan?  Maybe you’re just getting started or maybe you’re in the home stretch. Maybe you’re frozen with analysis paralysis and stuck. It doesn’t matter.  Keep this in mind … what you do in one season is not necessarily the same thing you will need to do for the other seasons.  Let that sink in a bit.

Do you wear snow boots to the beach?  Do you wear a swimsuit while raking leaves? Probably not. Although it may be entertaining.  Right now, I am in a ‘maintenance’ season of my weight loss journey.  Some would say it is over, since I am a normal weight. However; it is never over.  It is a lifestyle. It is a huge compilation of a thousand habits. What I need to do for maintaining my weight is NOT the same as when I was losing. Even when I was losing, the beginning was different from the middle.

Remember:  If nothing changes, nothing changes.  I say this all of the time.  It is true though.  If you keep doing the same exercises, eating exactly the same thing, same nutrient ratios, etc. ~ you may get stuck.  The dreaded plateau.  Or heck, you may even gain.  It happens to everyone. Trust me on that.  It’s fine.  It’s normal.  It’s a season. Just. Keep. Going!  Adjust and modify as needed.  Or like Dory says, just keep swimming !

You know what else?  It’s okay to have a favorite season or not-so-favorite season. Some people love the baby stage of parenting with diapers and bottles and what not.  Some people hate that.  Some people loathe the teenage years, and some people thrive on such. Here’s the fabulous part of all of this… seasons change.

What season are you in right now?  I would love to hear your thoughts.

As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady





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The Canyon Sting


Well, I got stung by a bee in a canyon.  I do not think I have been stung by a bee in decades and it was not entirely pleasant.  However; I was in nature ~ surrounded by beauty ~ and I did NOT let it derail my outdoor activity or steal my joy.

Do you know people who let one bad thing ruin the whole event?  Or heck, even several bad things?  I know I do.  Sometimes it’s somewhat justified and sometimes it’s beyond ridiculous.  Guess what, things will go wrong.  You will get uncomfortable.  You will need something you don’t have.  You will get lost.  You will get sweaty.  You will be tired.

This just names a few possibilities.

Tell me; how is your attitude when things go awry?  Can you laugh at yourself.  Let me tell you something, learning to laugh at yourself and your circumstances is truly a beautiful thing.  Trust me.

Yes, I was in a canyon.  Yes, I got stung by a bee.  Yes, I even got rained on in my hiking adventures.  No, I did not let it ruin my day.  Not even a little tiny bit.

Here are a few pictures from my adventure in Palo Duro Canyon State Park.  You can click the link but here is a sneak peak.

As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady


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