8/23/15

Daily Goal: Nice normal day. Limit fats.

Calories – 1306

Steps – 15,275

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 179.83 of 470 miles. Day 10. Midnight: Moon rises, almost full.

Calories burned – 2605

Total grams – carbohydrate – 138

Total grams – fat – 49

Total grams – protein – 52

Total weight loss – 71 lbs

8/22/15

Daily Goal: Church picnic today. Stay out of the desserts.

Calories – 1292

Steps – 17,757

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 173.54 of 470 miles. Day 10. Dusk. Creep out west side of hollow. Road runs in a trenchlike valley between the mountains and the moors. It is newly repaired for many miles. End of the slag heaps. Brief rest. Midnight: Moon rises, almost full.

Calories burned – 2734

Total grams – carbohydrate – 184

Total grams – fat – 31

Total grams – protein – 52

Total weight loss – 71 lbs

8/21/15

Daily Goal: Readjust, and get back to more careful eating. Ending the birthday month early.

Calories – 1737

Steps – 12,408

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 166.25 of 470 miles. Day 9. Dawn. Can see guards on the wall above the Black Gate. Hide in a hollow “delved in the side of a low hill.” See Army of Easterlings arrive, then later, an army of Southrons. Rest during day.

Calories burned – 2266

Total grams – carbohydrate – 138

Total grams – fat – 76

Total grams – protein – 68

Total weight loss – 71 lbs (3 pounds gained this month).

8/20/15

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: Opportunities to snack this afternoon. Be careful.

Calories – 1413

Steps – 15,627

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 161.15 of 470 miles. Day 9. At dusk, creep slowly forward. Nazgûl flies over, but high up. Terrified, Gollum refuses to go on until ordered by Frodo.

Calories burned – 2645

Total grams – carbohydrate – 186

Total grams – fat – 31

Total grams – protein – 61

Total weight loss – 74 lbs

8/19/15

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

8/18/15

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: Fish and artichoke for lunch.

Calories – 1376

Steps – 13,183

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 146.27 of 470 miles. Day 8. Descend a steeper hill face. Land rises in another long slow climbing slope.

Calories burned – 2336

Total grams – carbohydrate – 129

Total grams – fat – 58

Total grams – protein – 59

Total weight loss – 74 lbs

8/17/15

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: Reduce fat. Eat tomatoes.

Calories – 1473

Steps – 11.405

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 140.86 of 470 miles. Day 7. Hide during the day. Day 8. Creep forward as dark falls. Bitter, parched air. Land rises in a long slope: arid moors of the Noman-lands.

Calories burned – 2435

Total grams – carbohydrate – 149

Total grams – fat – 59

Total grams – protein – 66

Total weight loss – 74 lbs