7/23/15

Daily Goal: Ice cream this afternoon. Be sensible.

Calories – 1271

Steps – 12,570

Progress on the Road from Lorien to Rauros – 347.72 of 389 miles. Day 8 from Lorien. Midnight. Sam hears racing water. North edge of the rapids of Sarn Gebir. ORC ATTACK. Reach western shore. Legolas shoots a Nazgul’s flying beast. Move upstream to a small shallow bay. Huddle in boats rest of the night.

Calories burned – 2829

Total grams – carbohydrate – 133

Total grams – fat – 29

Total grams – protein – 43

Total weight loss – 75 lbs

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7/22/15

Daily Goal: Early walk, eat sensibly.

Calories – 1228

Steps – 21,713

Progress on the Road from Lorien to Rauros – 329.9 of 389 miles. Day 8 from Lorien. Camp on west shore. Many birds circle during the day. Late in day Legolas sees eagle. Wait to full dark to leave (8:30 p.m.). Go slowly.

Calories burned – 2734

Total grams – carbohydrate – 150

Total grams – fat – 34

Total grams – protein – 53

Total weight loss – 75 lbs

7/21/15

Daily Goal: Early walk, eat sensibly.

Calories – 1208

Steps – 21,590

Progress on the Road from Lorien to Rauros – 329.9 of 389 miles. Day 7 from Lorien. Paddle through the wee hours of the morning.

Calories burned – 3006

Total grams – carbohydrate – 102

Total grams – fat – 50

Total grams – protein – 66

Total weight loss – 75 lbs

7/20/15

Daily Goal: Keep my hands out of Big Al’s chips!

Calories – 1246

Steps – 19,906

Progress on the Road from Lorien to Rauros – 321.03 of 389 miles. Day 7 from Lorien. They reach the higher Emyn Muil.

Calories burned – 2748

Total grams – carbohydrate – 111

Total grams – fat – 49

Total grams – protein – 59

Total weight loss – 75 lbs

7/19/15

Daily Goal: Cooler weather. Get out and enjoy it.

Calories – 1212

Steps – 17,246

Progress on the Road from Lorien to Rauros – 312.85 of 389 miles. Day 7 from Lorien. The river passes through “low crumbling cliffs, and chimneys with grey weathered stone dark with ivy.”

Calories burned – 2457

Total grams – carbohydrate – 151

Total grams – fat – 43

Total grams – protein – 39

Total weight loss – 75 lbs

7/18/15

Daily Goal: Walk early. No time this afternoon for exercise. Be careful at the ice cream social this evening.

Calories – 1205

Steps – 20,148

Progress on the Road from Lorien to Rauros – 305.77 of 389 miles. Day 7 from Lorien. Hills also appear on the west.

Calories burned – 3051, including gardening

Total grams – carbohydrate – 116

Total grams – fat – 57

Total grams – protein – 61

Total weight loss – 75 lbs

7/17/15

Daily Goal: Lots of gardening today. Going to be hot, so walk and work early

Calories – 1297

Steps – 16,074

Progress on the Road from Lorien to Rauros – 297.48 of 389 miles. Day 7 from Lorien. Leave at dusk. Paddle cautiously. Hills north of the Emyn Muil rise on the east shore.

Calories burned – 2448

Total grams – carbohydrate – 161

Total grams – fat – 44

Total grams – protein – 52

Total weight loss – 75 lbs