To top all of this off, Chris Ferrer has a double heart attack just 3 days after my high sugar episode. I looked at him laying in that hospital bed 14 years younger than me and that is when that WAKE UP came to my mind. I knew that I could no longer play around with these health issues. My doctor placed me on the Atkins's Diet and I have stuck to it now for a little over three weeks with NO cheating at all! My weight has been as high as a few biscuits short of 350. This morning I was 309 with shoes, clothes and all the junk in my pockets. My goal is 299 before we leave on the 25th of this month. I have been over 300 since 1985 when the Chicago Bears won the Super Bowl with William Perry. People had to be over 300 to join "the frig club" so I had this wise thought come to me that I wasn't that far off, I can go over 300 pounds. Real smart! Only 28 or 29 years to get that much off! My workout today was excellent for the first time in a long time! I have been struggling big time in the gym. I couldn't believe the strength that I had lost. I am done letting my flesh rule! I am prepared to go into New Orleans and NOT eat the food that I love so much.
I know that the Lord has much for me to do before I leave this earth. I am not going to let my flesh put me down early! Although at times it has been a huge struggle I have still been able to keep busy in the ministry. I look forward to what I can do when I get this health in check! My sugar reading for the end of the day today was 129! I am near being back on track. Praise Jesus!