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.