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RVAscreenwriter
07-27-2012, 07:14 AM
I met up with my doctor yesterday to discuss my bloodwork. A couple of months ago, my LDL cholesterol was 168 mg/dL, which is HIGH (http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Cholesterol/AboutCholesterol/What-Your-Cholesterol-Levels-Mean_UCM_305562_Article.jsp). LDL is the bad cholesterol. This isn't a big deal, but I'm proud to say that when I went in yesterday, he said that my cholesterol was "dramatically different" and went from being "pretty bad" to "okay" at 105 mg/dL! It's almost optimal, he said!
Even though I'm still wearing the same pants size from when I began my health overhaul, at least I know that I'm positively affecting my health.


kateleestar
07-27-2012, 08:39 AM
YEY!!! :carrot:

Mountain Mamma
07-27-2012, 11:18 AM
That is wonderful! What did you do to improve the #'s?


RVAscreenwriter
07-27-2012, 12:38 PM
Thanks! I started the South Beach diet about six weeks ago. Even with a bit of red wine drinking during phase I (cheating), I think that the diet overhaul was what pulled my numbers down. I only started exercising two weeks ago, so I doubt that that was the sole cause, but it probably helped. Yay, eating right!

Dragonfly33
07-27-2012, 03:51 PM
Excellent news!! :D