From Big Blue to Little Red

July 23, 2017

One week ago, I bought a beautiful blue 10′ kayak.


A few days later, a friend and co-worker of mine bought kayaks for her and her husband. She sent me a picture of them loaded up in her van and she was all excited. When I realized that she had them in her van, I knew right away that they must be shorter than mine and I was eager to get all of her info!

I thought that a 10′ kayak was the smallest one that you could buy for an adult. The smaller kayak’s that I had seen were youth kayaks and had a weight limit.

After a little searching and a few phone calls with my friend, I decided to return Big Blue for Little Red.

Less expensive and it fits inside the jeep! No need now for tie downs or straps! Yay! Simplicity!

I ordered several things on Amazon and I am still waiting for my life jacket. I didn’t realize that it was a law to have life jacket and I suppose it is a good idea, so I continue to wait for that to come.

I may get antsy and see if I can buy a cheap one this week.

But for now, Little Red sits in the garage waiting for our adventures together.

Here are yesterday’s eats….


Brunch – 10 SP

This ugly picture of food tasted wonderful!

My mom was over and I was really more focused on my conversation with her than a pretty picture of my food, but it was yummy!

Two Soft Boiled Eggs, Bacon, White Sweet potato and Tomato Slice.


Dinner – 15 SP

Date night!

We started with Wine and Bread. I just had that one little sliver.


I ordered the Pineapple Chicken.


When I ordered my meal, I asked how the veggies that came with it were prepared. The waiter described the butter sauce and he was practically drooling when he talked about how good it was, then I crushed his food dreams and asked for them to be steamed. His face went blank, I laughed and apologized.

My veggies were super dry and blah. Jokes on me! Should have just had that butter and only eaten half??

The Chicken was great and so was my wine!

Daily SmartPoints Total = 25

2017 Goals
Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Eat three meals and one snack daily
FOUR 100 Mile Walking Challenges this year! (This goal has changed a little now that I have this fabulous Fitbit.)

“love the life you live, live the life you love”


9 responses to From Big Blue to Little Red

  1. July 25, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Hey Wendy! The StepBet that I am doing is currently in week one, which is a practice week, so you can still join! Simply download the StepBet app (you must have a FitBit or an Apple Watch) and search for Myjourney2goal. This StepBet is Summer Showdown with Myjourney2goal. Let me know if you find it and get signed up!!


  2. July 25, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    I follow myjourney2goal on Instagram and she had all the info with a link to get started in her Instagram bio. I know that you have to have a Fitbit or an Apple watch. I am thinking though that you could download the StepBet app and search for an upcoming bet that is about to start? I know that one reader said that because I blogged about it that she is now doing one but I’m not sure how she initially got started?

    I’ll send Amy at myjourney2goal a message and ask her.

    I’ll get back with ya!

  3. July 25, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Too funny! Never thought of speed. I seriously just see myself floating in the middle of a big lake. Maybe one day, a fast river! lol

  4. July 25, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Oh my gosh Nancy. This had me laughing out loud, literally!! Thank you for the smile today!

  5. lil red just SOUNDS faster than big blue…. just say’n… =)

  6. Instead of doing the things I need to start a new school year I’ve been thinking how your book would go–lol.
    I think it could be about a little brown bear that thinks it can handle big blue when it might not be ready yet for little red and he can have his little forest friends to help him–lol.
    This is why I’ve never written a children’s book.
    Ok back to work–ugh.

  7. Hey Julie!!!
    How do I get on the step bet things?
    Also LOVE the kayak- I want a paddle board but too afraid of not being able to move for a couple days from being sore!!😜
    Hope you are surviving the heat – feels like home to me! Lol!

  8. July 23, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    It is the title for a children’s book! Maybe I start a new career….ha ha

    I know nothing about this topic either but I am excited to find out more about it!

    Happy Sunday Nancy!

  9. I know nothing about this topic but wouldn’t a lighter boat like Little Red be easier to paddle through the water??
    This topic sounds like the title to a children’s book–Big Blue and Little Red–lol.