So I had my annual blood test last week. I have been working out and eating better since May. I've lost 40-45 lbs and feel great. I am even doing a C25K program. My blood pressure is better.
I use to have high triglycerides and borderline high cholesterol and low HDL or good cholesterol.
Well I had some mixed news. My triglycerides are way down to 79 mg/dl. My overall cholesterol is 128 mg/dl. But my HDL is 28 and it is supposed to be at least 40. My LDL is 84.
Edit: I just noticed on the comprehensive metabolic panel my glucose was 100 which is right on the border high. And diabetes runs in my family.
All the numbers are in the optimal range except the HDL. Any suggestions for that? Exercise more? Last month I have gone down a little? Continue to eat well? I do slip up from time to time and eat out too much which probably means too much sodium. Could sodium be a cause?
Overall I suppose I should be pretty excited? I just thought they would all be good now. But getting the triglycerides down has me psyched.
That 100 glucose has me a bit freaked though. Well I am going to turn into more motivation to keep losing weight and exercising.