Author: Martin Pedersen

Geocache Diet – Day 41

I have now been geocaching for 41 straight days and in that time I have found 126 geocaches.  If I include the caches found prior to starting the Geocache Diet, I have now found 257 different geocaches.  This number is far from impressive compared to long time geocachers and I definitely have not seen everything, but I am starting to collect… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 37

I knew I would experience a large variety of emotions during my weight loss challenge.  There would be all the positive emotions involved with getting outside, exercising, exploring, and feeling better.  I knew that there would be days I would not feel like going out and I would have terrible cravings wanting to eat something I shouldn’t.  One emotion that I did not think would come… Read more →

Surviving as a One Car Family

Guys like to talk about cars right?  Our love affair with the automobile is a part of the male identity, correct?  Well, not for me.  I never understood the fascination for cars as in my view they are just a method to get around and a necessary evil for the ultimate road-trip.  I don’t like spending money and for all the many options we… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 35

Thursday was my biggest day of caching ever.  Lisa and I have decided to give each other a full day to themselves while the other gets a full day with the kids.  I was going to make the most of this opportunity so I woke up at 6am and was out the door by 6:15.  My destination was Qualicum Beach which is… Read more →

Lisa’s Garden Challenge

With Martin doing the Geocache Diet  weight loss challenge Lisa thought she needed a challenge of her own.  True to her nature Lisa decided not to do some competitive quantitative challenge, instead an abstract, creative, ‘feel good’ challenge is more her speed.  Lisa’s challenge is to make her garden look beautiful and productive.  As other novice gardeners will tell you, this… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 32

906 Geocaches – 2284 km on foot – 85lbs – 333 Days! Back in Day 20 of the Geocache Diet I gave my thoughts on how I gained the weight in the first place by analysing my eating habits.  Weight loss and weight gain is a formula of input and output and although I was guilty of eating too much… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 29

Last night I was watching the woman’s moguls at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and saw the poor competitors trying to cope with the rain and wind.   Those were the same west coast conditions that I have been geocaching in the past few days.  It has been wet, real wet, and windy enough to blow down a tree around 100m from the… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 26

Here are some random thoughts and observations of the past 3 weeks of geocaching that do not fit as a standalone blog.  We should encourage our general public to use trails as a way to stay in shape and care needs to be taken to present these trails in a positive manner.  I was out hiking the other day and… Read more →

Mealtime is Family Time

Last night we gave the kids a special treat; we let them watch a movie while eating dinner.  I know!  We are crazy and reckless parents!  Even though it seems commonplace these days I don’t know how long it has been since we watched TV during mealtime.  It used to be an everyday occurrence before we had kids. Mealtime with young kids can be… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 23

932 Geocaches – 2346 km on foot – 88lbs – 342 Days! The geocache diet has gone global.  I have to thank the fine folks at the who were kind enough to mention the geocache diet on their Feb 7 geocaching podcast.  I was introduced to just recently by local geocacher coast2coast2coast, the same person who secretly sent… Read more →