8/31/15

Daily Goal: Another day of dodging the raindrops while I exercise, but I’m not complaining!

Calories – 1223

Steps – 18,057

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 234.84 of 470 miles. Day 13. Cross a fast stream. Brief rest. Eat.

Calories burned – 2394

Total grams – carbohydrate – 133

Total grams – fat – 51

Total grams – protein – 48

Total weight loss – 74 lbs

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8/30/15

Daily Goal: More rain today. Another day of wellness center walking.

Calories – 1228

Steps – 30,790

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 227.41 of 470 miles. Day 12. Frodo and Sam are blindfolded and led down a steep path, then up to Henneth Annûn. Day 13. Rangers lead them south, blindfolded. Faramir removes blindfolds. Advises them to follow upper edge of steep-falling lands to west.

Calories burned – 3302

Total grams – carbohydrate – 146

Total grams – fat – 48

Total grams – protein – 52

Total weight loss – 74 lbs

8/29/15

Daily Goal: Rainy day (hallelujah!). Get my walking in whenever I can.

Calories – 1313

Steps – 17,639

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 214.76 of 470 miles. Day 11. Follow a stream to a small clear pool. Bathe. Sam finds orc fire-ring. Camp back toward road. Gollum brings coneys. Sam cooks stew. Eat. Found by Southern Rangers with Faramir. Day 12. Rangers battle the Haradrim. Sam sees an oliphaunt.

Calories burned – 2751, including gardening

Total grams – carbohydrate – 132

Total grams – fat – 51

Total grams – protein – 73

Total weight loss – 74 lbs

8/27/15

Daily Goal: Ice cream social this afternoon. Be sensible

Calories – 1271

Steps – 16,337

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 207.52 of 470 miles. Day 11. Road becomes more overgrown. Another stream is bridged.

Calories burned – 2630

Total grams – carbohydrate – 191

Total grams – fat – 37

Total grams – protein – 32

Total weight loss – 73 lbs

8/26/15

Daily Goal: Lots of exercise today. Walking group, Northwest Trek, and concert this evening.

Calories – 1495

Steps – 17,545

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 200.81 of 470 miles. Day 11. Woods appear to the west. Some growth begins along the road edges. Road crosses stream on an arched masonry bridge.

Calories burned – 2615

Total grams – carbohydrate – 146

Total grams – fat – 62

Total grams – protein – 65

Total weight loss – 73 lbs

8/25/15

Daily Goal: Birthday lunch at Tobey Jones. Go easy on the cake.

Calories – 1211

Steps – 18,934

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 193.6 of 470 miles. Day 10. Dawn. Reach northern edge of Ithilien. Hide in heather during day. Day 11. Leave during twilight. Gollum leads them onto the road: straight and level. In valley between mountains on east and steep slopes on west.

Calories burned – 2914

Total grams – carbohydrate – 129

Total grams – fat – 43

Total grams – protein – 57

Total weight loss – 73 lbs

8/24/15

Daily Goal: Salad for lunch. Push whole grains

Calories – 1276

Steps – 14,568

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 185.81 of 470 miles. Day 10. Can still see the red light in one of the Towers of the Teeth.

Calories burned – 2618

Total grams – carbohydrate – 142

Total grams – fat – 30

Total grams – protein – 70

Total weight loss – 71 lbs