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: Lunch out. Minimize fats.

Calories – 1432

Steps – 20,494

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 154.73 of 470 miles. Day 8. Descend a last hill face. Reach the Desolation of the Morannon: gasping pools, mounds of slag. Stop at first slag-heap, but fumes drive them away. Crawl into a “wide, almost circular pit, high-banked on the west.” An oily ooze fills bottom. Stay there.

Calories burned – 2878

Total grams – carbohydrate – 142

Total grams – fat – 62

Total grams – protein – 62

Total weight loss – 74 lbs