Note: During August I am giving myself permission to be a little less strict with the calories, and exercise. It’s my birthday present to myself for the month.

Daily Goal: Trip to Mt Rainier today, so I should get plenty of exercise. Get a little more control of my food.

Calories – 1801

Steps – 14,765

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 51.47 of 470 miles. Day 3. Climb down to the bottom of another ravine. Cliff still too steep and high. Look out toward Mordor. Can smell the Dead Marshes. Go further back. Camp in a stony hollow surrounded by “great jagged pinnacles of weathered rock.” Cold. Day 4. Leave at dawn. Cliff has now turned almost due north. Go close to the cliff, in hopes of seeing a way down.

Calories burned – 2705

Total grams – carbohydrate – 156

Total grams – fat – 89

Total grams – protein – 61

Total weight loss – 74 lbs