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: Happy Birthday, to me. I’m down 16 lbs in the last year. Weight loss has been slow in the last six months, but I’m healthier and much more active.

Calories – 1204

Steps – 18,238

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 102.24 of 470 miles. Day 5. Stream gurgles over a stone shelf into the bog. Dry reeds all around. Mists rise above the Dead Marshes just ahead and on both sides. See Mountains of Mordor far ahead: wreathed in fog, lit by dawn. Rest briefly.

Calories burned – 2687

Total grams – carbohydrate – 154

Total grams – fat – 35

Total grams – protein – 48

Total weight loss – 74 lbs