9/6/15

Daily Goal: Rainy today. Need to walk whenever possible, and hit the wellness center.

Calories – 1259

Steps – 19,094

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 285 of 470 miles. Day 15. No dawn. Day grows even darker as time passes. Gollum wakes them. Pass east out of the trees, following the Morgul-road. Come to the white bridge. The road crosses it and winds up to the city gates. All is rotten, cold.

Calories burned – 2815

Total grams – carbohydrate – 118

Total grams – fat – 60

Total grams – protein – 73

Total weight loss – 74 lbs

9/5/15

Daily Goal: Get back on track with healthy food.

Calories – 1251

Steps – 21,011

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 277.13 of 470 miles. Day 15. Just past midnight, head east. Land slopes up steeply. Thickets and brambles. Climb a great ‘hogback’. Descend the even steeper cliff face. Part way down, crawl into a ‘hollow hall’ formed by a “tangled knot of thorns.” Sleep.

Calories burned – 2669

Total grams – carbohydrate – 184

Total grams – fat – 63

Total grams – protein – 50

Total weight loss – 74 lbs

9/4/15

Daily Goal: Lunch bunch at a new restaurant. Be sensible.

Calories – 1247

Steps – 18,908

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 268.5 of 470 miles. Day 14. Reach area of large trees – more open: ash and oak. Dusk. End of the forest. Can see White Mountains to the west and dark peaks of the Ephel Dúath to the east. A vale falls away before them – the Morgul. They stop until midnight. Perched in an oak, the hobbits cannot sleep.

Calories burned – 2521

Total grams – carbohydrate – 123

Total grams – fat – 46

Total grams – protein – 71

Total weight loss – 74 lbs

9/3/15

Daily Goal: Feeling unsettled today. Be careful to stick to the plan.

Calories – 1234

Steps – 26,218

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 260.72 of 470 miles. Day 14. Thicker trees. Brief rest. Air growing heavy. Gollum urges more speed. Cross a small stream.

Calories burned – 3049

Total grams – carbohydrate – 137

Total grams – fat – 52

Total grams – protein – 45

Total weight loss – 74 lbs

9/2/15

Daily Goal: Going to the movies this afternoon. Only a SMALL popcorn!

Calories – 1234

Steps – 17,091

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 249.94 of 470 miles. Day 13. Sleep beneath an ancient tree. Day 14. Leave at first light.

Calories burned – 2761, including Tai Chi

Total grams – carbohydrate – 121

Total grams – fat – 56

Total grams – protein – 51

Total weight loss – 74 lbs

9/1/15

Daily Goal: Tai Chi begins again today after a whole month off!

Calories – 1205

Steps – 19,396

Progress on the Road from Rauros to Mt Doom (I’m going with Frodo and Sam after the breaking of the fellowship) – 242.92 of 470 miles. Day 13. Cross a tumbling stream.

Calories burned – 2724

Total grams – carbohydrate – 110

Total grams – fat – 43

Total grams – protein – 60

Total weight loss – 74 lbs