We want to thank the fine folks at Groundspeak and Geocaching.com for featuring the Geocache Diet and FamilyNavigation.com as one of their Lost and Found stories. For the benefit of those of you who are reading about the Geocache Diet for the first time, maybe have just finished watching our story on Geocaching.com, I thought I would provide a summary of what has happened so far and what this weight loss challenge is all about.
I needed to lose a lot of weight and I decided that combining my lifelong love of hiking with my new found love of geocaching would be a good way to do it. The experience so far has been fun, challenging, frustrating, somewhat rewarding, and I still have a long way to go.
There you go… the geocache diet in a nutshell… heart warming stuff. I am sure that you are now inspired to go back and read every single entry in the Geocache Diet saga to date (and maybe even the entire website). Of course each blog is fascinating and gripping but I thought I would point out a few of the core blogs which will explain in better detail what I am doing, why, and how it has gone so far.
It is always good to start with an introduction and reading the About page, FAQ’s, and Day 0 (the day before I started) which will give you a good idea as to where my frame of mind was when I started, and what I was hoping to accomplish with this weight loss challenge. Day 1 is also a good read but I still cannot believe that my carefully planned first cache, chosen because it would make a great photograph, was washed away by mudslide.
The goal of this challenge is to lose weight and this has been a struggle for me for quite some time. On Day 20 and Day 32 I explore the reasons for being so heavy and what I feel it is going to take to keep the weight off. On Day 90 I talked about my connection between my emotions and food.
I fell in love with Geocaching long after falling in love with hiking and exploring. After an awe-inspiring walk I quiet often will sit down and just write about what I am feeling. On Day 86 I wrote a blog after a glorious morning walk near home. After these types of walks I am always in a good mood and I love to write. Unfortunately when I am in these joyous moods I often come up with some of the most syrupy, fluffy, and sappy garbage I have ever written.
I am really just a novice when it comes to geocaching and I have been exploring some of the cool things with this wacky activity. On Day 4 I said geocachers were not the ‘cool kids in school; On Day 41 I complained about certain hiding locations; On Day 60 I mention peeing in the woods; and Day 94 I make fun of dumb woodpeckers.
I am also still buzzing about my experience with ‘Eagle Beach’ on Day 139.
Thank you for checking out the Geocache Diet and please come back and see if I can actually reach my target. I have a long way to go and I appreciate all the support I have received so far.