7/30/15

Daily Goal: Walk and gardening early. Owen Beach walk this afternoon. Ice cream on the porch – BE SENSIBLE!

Calories – 1253

Steps – 15,124

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 15.3 of 470 miles. Day 1. Camp about dusk. Hide behind boulders just back from the south-facing cliff. See glow of Gollum’s eyes. Day 2. Leave at dawn. Climb into a gully and out. Forced to turn more to the north.

Calories burned – 2330

Total grams – carbohydrate – 93

Total grams – fat – 62

Total grams – protein – 62

Total weight loss – 75 lbs

7/29/15

Daily Goal: COM meeting today. TRY to keep hands out of snacks!

Calories – 1261

Steps – 21,600

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 8.99 of 470 miles. Day 1. Breaking of the Fellowship. Noon. Frodo decides to go to Mordor alone, but Sam guesses. Reaches lake as Frodo is leaving. They go together. Reach shelving shore on the south slopes of Amon Lhaw. Hide boat. Reach south edge of the hills: “a sheer, high, impassible cliff overlooking the marshland of Nindalf ‘the Wetwang’, which lies East of the Anduin all along the delta of the Entwash. Reach steep east face of inner hills. Climb down.

Calories burned – 2679

Total grams – carbohydrate – 162

Total grams – fat – 44

Total grams – protein – 50

Total weight loss – 75 lbs

7/28/15

Daily Goal: Walk early before it gets too warm.

Calories – 1269

Steps – 15,540

Progress on the Road from Lorien to Rauros – 389 of 389 miles. Day 10 from Lorien. Reach the lawn of Parth Galen below Amon Hen. “Rauros was calling with a great voice.” Camp there.

Calories burned – 2847, including Tai Chi

Total grams – carbohydrate – 97

Total grams – fat – 63

Total grams – protein – 56

Total weight loss – 75 lbs

7/27/15

Daily Goal: Potluck salad supper tonight. Stay away from the deserts, if possible.

Calories – 1220

Steps – 17,083

Progress on the Road from Lorien to Rauros – 381.82 of 389 miles. Day 10 from Lorien. Aragorn leads them toward the west bank.

Calories burned – 2540

Total grams – carbohydrate – 119

Total grams – fat – 45

Total grams – protein – 61

Total weight loss – 75 lbs

7/26/15

Daily Goal: Fresh green beans and fresh corn on the cob for lunch. Summertime!

Calories – 1254

Steps – 19,732

Progress on the Road from Lorien to Rauros – 374.8 of 389 miles. Day 10 from Lorien. The Argonath. Boats are swept through the narrow gap between. Chasm of the Gates bends slightly to the west. Pass out of the chasm into the lake: Nen Hithoel. Rest in boats and eat. Then paddle on.

Calories burned – 2665

Total grams – carbohydrate – 137

Total grams – fat – 49

Total grams – protein – 64

Total weight loss – 75 lbs

7/25/15

Daily Goal: Lunch at a greasy spoon – hard to be sensible – TRY!

Calories – 1275

Steps – 28,425

Progress on the Road from Lorien to Rauros – 366.70 of 389 miles. Day 10 from Lorien. Brief, heavy rain. Through a wide ravine, with great rocky sides, and a few trees. Channel grows narrower and the River swifter.

Calories burned – 3178

Total grams – carbohydrate – 146

Total grams – fat – 51

Total grams – protein – 54

Total weight loss – 75 lbs

7/24/15

Daily Goal: Prayer breakfast this morning. Don’t order everything on the menu.

Calories – 1216

Steps – 17,445

Progress on the Road from Lorien to Rauros – 354.9 of 389 miles. Day 9 from Lorien. Foggy. Carry boats and packs to foot of rapids – 2 trips. Camp by pool that night. Day 10 from Lorien. Leave at full light, paddling again.

Calories burned – 2511

Total grams – carbohydrate – 149

Total grams – fat – 30

Total grams – protein – 69

Total weight loss – 75 lbs