Author: Martin Pedersen

Geocaching Diet – Day 22

938 Geocaches – 2355 km on foot – 88lbs – 343 Days! I had my third weigh-in this morning and unfortunately I was not able to repeat the 6 lbs lost last week.  I am only down 2 lbs since the last weigh-in for a total weight loss of 12lbs in 3 weeks.  I know I only have to average… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 20

945 Geocaches – 2367 km on foot – 90lbs – 345 Days! As I progress along the geocache diet I have been thinking a lot of how I got so heavy in the first place.  There is a simple answer to why I gained the weight.  I ate too much and I exercised too little.  In the past 10 years… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 18

950 Geocaches – 2378 km on foot – 90lbs – 347 Days! If you want to explore an area, I mean find every hidden treasure there is to offer, then I recommend letting geocaching be your guide.  There is no guidebook or info centre that can provide as many trails to explore and places to visit than what you can… Read more →

Cultural Experiences in Your Home Town

What can be more exciting for kids than to attend a celebration involving tigers, dragons, & dumplings?  OK maybe that one that includes reindeer, elves, and presents but a Chinese New Year celebration can be very entertaining and educational.  Going to a cultural event can be like travelling to another country for a day, without the jet lag.  I feel… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 15

959 Geocaches – 2395 km on foot – 90lbs – 350 Days! I am actually losing weight doing the geocaching diet.  I just did my second weigh in and I am now 10 lbs lighter than when I started two weeks ago.  When I came up with this challenge I knew it would be a lot of fun, but I… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 12

I think I am getting fatigued from 12 straight days of geocaching as I am making some stupid mistakes.  I attempted a cache the other day which has multiple stages.  Part way through I entered a way-point into my GPS which was to lead me to a location where I would find the final coordinates for this geocache.  This was… Read more →

Geocache diet – Day 11

969 Geocaches – 2426km on foot – 96lbs – 354 Days! I had a great morning.  It was not raining, it was a comfortable walking temperature, 5 geocaches were found quickly, and I hiked 7km in a beautiful forest.  This was the kind of morning I envisioned when I first thought up the geocache diet.  The trail did not lead me… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 8

977 Geocaches – 2449km on foot – 96lbs – 357 Days! I have officially started my second week on the geocache diet.  I had my first weigh in today and I was happy to see the scale reading a little less than a week ago.  I knew that I had lost weight, even though I slipped up a little at the… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 7

On Day 4 of the Geocache Diet I mentioned not liking geocaching where I could be caught it the act.  Caching in the dark is another activity that is outside my comfort zone.  Unfortunately since I am unable to geocache mid-day every day I have to go out first thing in the morning or in the evening.  In Canada during… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 4

I fell in love with geocaching around 8 months ago as I enjoy getting outside and exploring new areas on foot.  While hiking and exploring are definitely something I love to do there is one part of geocaching that has been a real challenge for me.  I do not like to draw attention to myself.  I would love to do… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 2

994 Geocaches – 2487km on foot – 100lbs – 363 Days! That’s a bit better.  Today I attempted 4 caches and found all four.  I did not waste nearly as much time looking for caches today as I did yesterday and I didn’t have to make the tough decisions to give up and move along.  I hate giving up on… Read more →