Geocache Diet – Day 0

Oh….the day before the day it begins.  You can almost taste the excitement in the air as tomorrow I begin my journey towards my ideal weight.  There are so many questions to be unanswered, so many adventures to experience, and so many stories yet to be told.  I’m sorry….. I got a bit carried away.  Today is just the day before a long conquest.  It is like the day before Michelangelo started on the Sistine Chapel (Yes the magnitude is comparable).  The start is notable but there will be not much to show for my effort for quite a while.

Seriously now, this will definitely be a slow race, bit by bit each day.  Most people do not look forward to losing weight because it is deemed a sacrifice.  For the first time in my life I am viewing the prospect of losing weight as an opportunity and not a sacrifice.  I get to spend a lot of time outdoors, I get to participate in a really fun activity, and I am going to feel a lot better because of it.  As for my eating habits we are making improvements but again not much in the way of sacrifices.  We are structuring our diet around the Mediterranean and Asian diets (sneaking in some good Mexican food as well) which are cuisines we really enjoy.  We will be vegetarian 3-4 days a week, have fish 1-2 days a week, and chicken 1-2 days a week.  We will have other meats from time to time.  This type of diet is not far removed from our current diet, but I will have to watch my portions.

I have my route figured out for the morning (I have several days’ worth of routes actually).  For the first day I want to get lost in some of the natural beauty of Vancouver Island so I am heading to a place called Williams Beach just a bit North of where we live.  I have found a good loop following trails, road, and beach that will visit 4 caches in hopefully scenic locations.

Tomorrow I will let you know how it went (I will be doing most of my blogging for the geocache diet in the evening).  I should be 4 caches (if I can find them) and 7km closer towards my goal the next time you hear from me.

The photo of me with this blog will be my ‘before’ photo to be used with the geocache diet.  I know all the commercial diets like to make the person as hideous looking as possible in the ‘before’ photo using poor lighting and being dressed up in raggy clothes, and this is my attempt at that.  At least it is clear that weight loss is neccesary.

  4 comments for “Geocache Diet – Day 0

  1. February 9, 2010 at 11:14 am

    I´m a geocacher as well and started my diet 5 weeks ago – not through caching but more traditional with a weightwatcher diet – seems to work for me so far. I´d like to wish you all the best for your project!

  2. Kathy aka hike n'bike
    January 28, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Martin ..anytime you want to explore the Campbell River area trails or if I am not working and you want company on those walks…I too need to lose a little…just let me know

  3. January 17, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    We have had the GPS since the summer, and have already done alot of “Caching”. Martin is a bit obsessed. If you look at pages:
    they should answer any questions you might have, because Martin has gone into alot of detail thinking the Geocache Diet through.
    Thanks for the comment, keep them coming!

  4. lynx!
    January 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Great idea! Did Santa bring you the gps for Christmas? We heard about geochache a few years ago, but haven’t done anything. It looks like it will be a lot of fun. How do you figure 2500km, is it a self created goal? I’m going to have to check out our area to see if anyone is geocaching here. A great reason to get out. I hope you let us know where you go and what you see. Maybe even a few pictures – but I suppose that you don’t need my suggestion there.

    Looking forward to future updates.

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