Category: Geocache Diet

How Would I Describe Geocaching?

Fun, nerdy, exhausting, fear inducing, exhilarating, childish,thrilling, puzzling, time wasting, challenging, easy, tough, thought-provoking, friendly, escape from reality, natural, hi tech, bizarre, waste of time, frustrating, ridiculous, brilliant, sly, all-encompassing, demanding, sophisticated, satisfying,maddening, taxing, tricky, elusive, stimulating, exciting, perplexing, baffling, pleasing, discovering, adventuresome, exploration, a journey, enjoyable, entertaining, cool,  welcoming, geeky,sociable, solo activity, absurd, awesome, intense, stealthy, sneaky, crafty, silly,… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 124 – Geocaching Movies I Would Like To See

Did you know there was a movie that features Geocaching?  It is true. Ok, maybe it isn’t a summer blockbuster or an Academy award nominee but it is an actual movie nonetheless.  Splinterheads is about an unmotivated young slacker who becomes infatuated by a girl who works in a travelling carnival who unleashes her trapped adventurous spirit through geocaching.  This teenage… Read more →

What Makes Someone a Real Geocacher?

Like any activity, especially one that has so much variety within the activity itself, geocaching has some good natured snobbery associated with it.  There are many definitions of what makes someone a ‘real’ geocacher and what ‘real’ geocaching is.  Here are some of the opinions I have encountered. A real Geocacher is: Someone who has found a lot of caches. … Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 113

I need to make sure I am sticking to the diet I want to follow.  As outlined in the Geocache Diet – Day 81 we are using Asian and Meditteranian diets as the base for our healthier long term eating plan.  I decided that I should put my desired menu for the next 7 days into a blog and try to follow it closely… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 110

Annika has been joining me on more geocaching days lately and there is now a noticeable change in the way she views the activity.  In the past when Annika joined me geocaching we always had fun but she never really got too involved as she was constantly being distracted by puddles, bugs, leaves, and other things you may find on the… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 107

  This month Geocaching is celebrating its 10thAnniversary and I only have one question:  Why did it take me so long to find out about this?  I learned about geocaching about a year ago and I found my first geocache only 11 months ago as geocaching was heading into its 10thyear of existence.  I thought I was pretty aware of… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 103

Even for a quiet shy fellow it is nice to be noticed once in a while.  When you are doing a weight loss challenge around geocaching, it is very nice to be noticed by the group who run geocaching.  It was fantastic when we received an e-mail from the fine folks at Groundspeak/ to express an interest in what I… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 98

I am making a few tweaks to the Geocache Diet to make it more efficient.  The main change is that I have relaxed my rule where I can only count the distance walked while geocaching.  In order to walk 2500km in the year it means that I have to average around 7km each and every day.   My daily geocaching routine currently involves driving to… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 94

278 Geocaches Found – 634km on foot – 24lbs lost! Some more thoughts and observations along the geocaching trail: Walking in the rain when you are feeling good is the best.  You can really push yourself without getting too hot and when you return all wet and muddy you feel like you accomplished something.  When you walk in the rain… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 90

268 Geocaches Found – 608km on foot – 24lbs lost! I have been struggling with my diet lately even though I have been trying very hard to lose weight.  The exercise portion of the geocache diet is going very well and I am feeling a lot more fit then I was when I started.  My problem lies in the kitchen… Read more →