Category: Geocache Diet

A Spectacular Monday Morning

I was planning to write about something else today but it will have to wait because…wow, what a morning.  I was up early getting ready for my morning geocaching walk when I decided to check my e-mail and sitting in my inbox were 3 new geocaches.  The best news was that two of these caches were located on a fantastic… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 84

I got into geocaching because I like to explore & discover.  When I was first introduced to travel bugs (or other trackables like geocoins) I thought that it was a cute sideshow act to geocaching but nothing I would take too seriously.  I have gotten much more interested in travel bugs and now I actively try to help any travel bug… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 81

246 Geocaches Found – 533km on foot – 24lbs lost! So far on the Geocache Diet I have written more about Geocaching and hiking and less about what I am eating.  The Geocache diet is an exercise challenge after all but in order to lose all the weight I am hoping to I have had to alter my diet.  I have been… Read more →

Indoor Multi-Cache for Kids

Easter weekend and the weather is horrible.  We were hoping to at least do some family activities; like go for a family picnic, find some geocaches, have an Easter egg hunt in the back yard, or visit a farm.  The stormy weather outside changed these plans in a hurry.  A little rain would not stop us but a full out storm has kept us… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 76

Have you ever been in a beautiful forest, an untamed beach, or anywhere that seems miles away from it all only to pass someone yakking on a cell phone?  What about the early morning nature walk where the birds are in full song and the person you pass is listening to their iPod?  I always think:  Leave the electronics at… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 73

For the first time since starting the Geocache Diet I experienced the thrill of finding a cache before anyone else.  Finding a cache before anyone is a competitive business and my daily schedule, the desire to go everywhere on foot, plus my natural lack of speed, does not make me very suited for the first-to-find (FTF) game.  The moment a… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 70

The streak is over.  After finding at least one geocache in each of the last 67 days yesterday I failed to find a single geocache.  I guess I should feel a bit disappointed that I was not able to carry the streak further but I am actually relieved.  Finding a geocache a day was never a goal of the geocache… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 67

I have always considered myself a finder and not a hider.  It was going out to interesting places and seeking for caches that got me hooked on Geocaching.  While I acknowledged that hiding caches is an integral part of being a geocacher I was never very interested in hiding caches.  As a Geocaching team we hid 3 caches prior to… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 64

I had some free time this morning so I decided to do some math.  I had a feeling that I may have walked further this week than in past weeks and I was correct.  I beat my record by over 6km.  Not coincidently I also found fewer caches this week than any other week (kept my cache a day streak… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 60

197 Geocaches Found – 404km on foot – 21lbs lost! Two months into the Geocache Diet and I thought I would provide some more random thoughts from the Geocaching weight loss trail. I am torn about my feelings about walking in the forest while it is raining.  On one hand you get all muddy and wet which always lifts my spirits… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 57

I am eight weeks into the Geocache cache diet and things are going pretty good.  As a reward to myself I thought I would look at some statistics (math makes me happy). I have lost 21lbs and although I know I could be closer to my goal at this point I am OK with this amount (nothing I can do… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 54

A trip down Vancouver Island to visit our parents resulted with Lisa and I having a few days to ourselves and we took advantage of it:  Boy did we ever!!  We left early each day and returned late while we walked, shopped, ate, and geocached.  In first two days alone we walked over 20km and found 23 geocaches.  Most importantly… Read more →