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what??!!! i have high cholesterol???!!

Friday, May 03, 2013

I had to get blood work done in order to start taking the B12-Lyprosene shots and I got the results back yesterday prior to me seeing the daughter. The last time I got my blood drawn was a year ago in preparation for LapBand surgery which I elected NOT to do in favor of trying weight loss the good ol' fashion way. That blood draw not only showed that my cholesterol was high, but that my triglycerides were pretty high. So when the nurse handed me my results yesterday, I immediately noticed that my cholesterol levels were abnormally high. I was like, "what the hell??!!"

The doctor comes in and he immediately goes over my results. The first thing he says, "Ok, everything looks good." To which I reply, "Uhm, everything except the cholesterol. That bothers me." He explains a couple of things to me:

1. My HDL Cholesterol was abnormally high. That is great. That is the good cholesterol. They want that number to be 56 for my age. Mine was 77. He said that was amazing especially since I hadn't fasted.

2. Speaking of fasting. My bad cholesterol (LDL) was borderline and he thought that was pretty good since I had my blood drawn later in the day after already eaten two meals.

So basically, my cholesterol is high - the good stuff. I don't know how I got it there or what to do to keep it there because this is the stuff that squashes the LDL and makes me less prone to stroke and heart disease. I wasn't too impressed with some of my unrelated numbers. My Body Fat percentage is 38%. Not cool. My BMI is a 33. Even more uncool. I am hoping that by my birthday (Fourth of July emoticon ) I am able to reduce my Body Fat and BMI closer to 30%.

The last we spoke, I told you all I was up 5 pounds. I got on the scale this morning and 3 of those pounds were gone. I am trying to be good to get rid of those other 2 and maybe even 2 more.

Love you guys and have a fun weekend! Don't forget to sweat!
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LILSHINE 5/9/2013 8:50AM

    Okay ... you and I are starting to mesh medically lol...I blogged that my cholesterol was high and doc put me on medication for 30 days. Also borderline or pre-diabetic so I'm working on both so that I won't permanently be on meds. We can do this !!! we're working to hard to have these things come against us. Great job on losing those #s

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BMCKEOW1 5/6/2013 4:58PM

    Keep up the good work. I just had my blood drawn, my bad cholesterol is normal but my good it a bit low so I have to work on making that better. But I'm getting there.

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1DERLAND14 5/6/2013 4:04PM

    Keep up the great work!!! I'm sure you'll crush your goal by your birthday! :)

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GIRLONFIRE1979 5/6/2013 12:00PM

    You taught me something new!!!!!!!!! Awesome results!

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MERRY_XMAS 5/4/2013 7:04AM

    You are doing great!
My cholesterol was in the highest end around Christmas, but I eat/drink a lot of diary products which is good for women. My doctor said I should not worry.

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PRETTYPITHY 5/4/2013 12:53AM

    Excellent news! As you noted the good cholesterol is what you want!

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SUGAR0814 5/4/2013 12:13AM

    You will reach any goal YOU WANT TO REACH!! The cholesterol will get better. No worries. emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 5/3/2013 10:47PM

    High "good" cholesterol is a wonderful thing!!! Good luck with your weight loss goals!!!!

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KPETSCHE 5/3/2013 9:45PM

    Do your research, Nikki, regarding cholesterol because the health department says that cholesterol should be low but our body really needs the cholesterol to function correctly. The fact that you had eaten 2 meals already makes everything moot and I wouldn't really worry about it. You know that you've improved your health with all the exercise that you've been doing.
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STEPH-KNEE 5/3/2013 8:28PM

    That is outstanding, congrats!! emoticon

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JAMARIEHICKEY 5/3/2013 5:19PM

    That's great about your "good" cholesterol!! :) I'm sure you can reach your goal by your bday! emoticon

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