June 27, 2012 by UtahMan&Wife
Our thoughts and prayers are with Colorado today as they fight overwhelming odds with one of the most epic wildfires in recent history.
As of this morning, over 32,000 residents have been emergency evacuated, including the Air Force Academy, with more being told hour by hour to “stand by”. Airplanes are being diverted due to the dense smoke in the air, and lives are being uprooted as the monster flames continue to spread out of control.
“It was like looking at the worst movie set you could imagine,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said after flying over the 9-square-mile fire late Tuesday. “It’s almost surreal. You look at that, and it’s like nothing I’ve seen before.” . . .CBS News
As Colorado’s “next door neighbors” we are keenly aware of their pain, and also worried about our own red alert status and early season wildfires.
“In central Utah, authorities found one woman dead Tuesday when they returned to an evacuated area, marking the first casualty in a blaze that consumed at least two dozen homes. Sanpete County sheriff’s officials said they hadn’t identified the victim, whose remains were found during a damage assessment of the 60-square-mile Wood Hollow Fire near Indianola.” – CBS News – Get Updates
God Bless you Colorado! Hang in there.
In light of all the suffering going on, it almost seems a bit frivolous to be posting our weight-loss stats. But, in keeping with our goal of recording our daily journey, we’ll try to add them to the bottom here as unobtrusively as we can. [After nearly two weeks since we began this HCG experiment, we just gotta say, we’re lovin’ it! Can’t wait to take our measurements on Saturday]
Day 13 Stats
Starting Weight: 249.4 lbs
Highest Load Weight: 254.0 lbs
Yesterday’s Weight: 240.3 lbs
Today’s Weight: 239.4 – Down -0.9
Total Lost to date: -10.0 lbs off Start Weight / -14.6 lbs VLCD (incl. Load Weight)
Only 64 days until Kickoff! GO UTES!
Starting Weight: 187.2 lbs
Highest Load Weight: 192.8 lbs
Yesterday’s Weight: 181.5 lbs
Today’s Weight: 181.0 – Down -0.5
Total Lost To Date: -6.2 lbs off Start Weight / -11.8 lbs VLCD (incl. Load Weight)
- Ferocious Fire Devours Homes in Colorado Springs (kstp.com)
- 1 Dead, 2 more Towns Evacuated as 2 Erratic Fires Threaten Central Utah (desnews.com)
- More than 32,000 ordered to flee Colo. wildfire (heraldonline.com)
- Largest Wildfire in Utah is A Killer (sltrib.com)
- Wildfires worsen in Colorado, 32,000 flee homes (rowdynites.wordpress.com)
- Wildfires Threaten Summer Rocky Mountain Tourism (abcnews.go.com)