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: Even with permission to overindulge a little, I need to be more mindful.

Calories – 1603 (or more)

Steps – 15,856

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 79.63 of 470 miles. Day 4. Head back toward cliff, angling south. See Gollum crawling down cliff. Capture Gollum. Late night, Frodo extracts pledge, then releases Gollum. Start again ca. 2 a.m. Gollum leads them back north. Follow rift south beside a “shallow stony stream.” Gollum recites ‘Fish’ riddle.

Calories burned – 2681

Total grams – carbohydrate – 159

Total grams – fat – 80

Total grams – protein – 76

Total weight loss – 74 lbs