Category: Geocache Diet

Geocache Diet – Day 50

When we lived in Calgary I did not see too many people who went for walks.  There were people on the trails on nice days but not in the quantities I would expect for a city that size.  If I went down by the river I would see a lot of joggers but that was for pure exercise.  Now that… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 44

One of my main concerns when I started the Geocache Diet was wondering if I had enough time to fit in the amount of exercise I wanted to include into my routine.  I had chosen hiking and geocaching for the exercise portion as I enjoy it and I always seem to get a boost of energy after I return from… Read more →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →