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CORKYLEE, that's great to start with! I think what worked for me is fiber: whole grain, whole wheat, lentil, millet, oats, even lots of potatoes, pineapples, string beans, etc are all good source of fiber for me. Soluble or insoluble fibers, both kinds help me to take out the waste in my body quicker than other kind of food.

Hope your numbers are improving!

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I don't eat much meat....hate fish...but, I do love my bread and pasta...working at making veggies the majority of every meal

Always try...you either win or learn


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thank you, EAGERCOMPETITOR and CORKYLEE!

regarding triglycerides, I personally think it's all about the food we are having... I'm mostly eating like vegetarian now but occasionally do go crazy with meat when I'm on the road... that is why the numbers from my last test wasn't good... that was right after a business trip when we went to nice restaurants ordering all kinds of steak and wine... it also screwed my liver functions too...

my vegetarian diet came from reading these stories: http://www.forksoverknives.com/category/su
ccess-stories/

I hope this helps and hoping to see good numbers from you soon!



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no meds?.....guess that means I need to move my butt and move my butt!....hoping that the more I lose the lower my triglycerides....would love to lose the meds

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Wow! No Medications? Those are awesome numbers! Keep up the great work!!!

"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can". Nikos Kazantzakis




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HDL 48 emoticon
LDL 118 emoticon
triglycerides 74 emoticon
Total 181 emoticon

4 months ago:
HDL 60
LDL 155
triglycerides 122
Total 239

never used any medication

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I have a very similar situation. My doctor didn't tell me to cut out the cheese, but I do know that it's one of my biggest weaknesses. I've always been a cheese hound, but such is life...ugh!

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3/17/16 4:18 P

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CHOLESTEROL 256 mg/dL
TRIGLYCERIDES 154 mg/dL
HDL CHOLESTEROL 68 mg/dL
LDL (CALC) 157 mg/dL
VLDL(CALC) 31 mg/dL
CHOL/HDL RATIO 3.8 [3.7-5.6 Avg risk (Female)]

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2/29/16 2:00 P

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Total: 226
LDL: 125
HDL: 58
TRI: 214
non HDL: 168
chol/HDL ratio: 3.9
insurance won't pay for new meds so dr says I have to do it....move and lose....only use olive and coconut oil...add lots of veggies and no more cheese! what! no cheese in Wisconsin? ok, he said very little once or twice a week...thanks for a little something to work with...Here comes March!

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2/26/16 2:16 P

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Total: 258
TRI: 276
HDL:49
LDL:154
NON HDL: 209
CHOL/HDL RATIO: 5.27
GLUCOSE: 120
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2/24/16 1:18 P

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I haven't had my cholesterol checked for 2-3 years, but just had it done over the weekend.

Total: 261
HDL: 82
LDL: 163

I had been doing good at controlling it with diet & exercise, but life got a little out of control. Guess it's time to gain back some control.

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LDL=93
HDL=37
Trig=391!!!

Going back in 2 weeks after a 3 month lifestyle change. 39 yrs old.

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Chol - 261
Trig - 262
LDL - 176
Fasting Glucose - 117

Im new to spark people...doctor did not start me on meds other than to take fish oil and diet and exercise...3 months I go back and if numbers are improved then she wants me to start on a statin....

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chol- 314
trigl- 171
LDL- 218.1
HDL- 62

started meds. and invigorated lifestyles change program. Hope to see those numbers get to within normal limits with my efforts and medications.
nj

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209 emoticon LDL102

slow and steady wins the race... I think I can , I think I can, I think I can...Just one step at a time, I can do this!


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295 Cholesterol Yikes!
HDL 41
TriGlycerides 176
LDL 219 Do I have Lard for Blood??? emoticon

WoW! I looked at everyone else's and I am the worst. I need to get moving and on the right track fast!

Cher emoticon emoticon

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11/20/15 2:52 P

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Total Cholesterol:239 (179 last year!) emoticon
Triglycerides: 122 (48 last year!) emoticon
HDL Cholesterol: 60 (54 last year) emoticon
LDL Cholesterol: 155 (115 last year) emoticon
glucose: 86
Weight: 122
Height: 5'4.5

last year my Triglycerides was 48, I thought that was too low, started eating more oil, eggs and even sugar... now I seriously need to get rid of these again... emoticon


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My stats from Sept 2015:

Total Cholesterol: 260 (way too high)
Triglyceride: 49 (good)
HDL: 70 (good)
LDL: 180 (extremely high)

In spite of improving diet and exercise, my numbers are still too high, and have been for years. Thinking abut trying a statin.

I'll reach my goal weight in 2016, and I'm excited!


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Total Cholesterol:155
Triglycerides: 76
HDL Cholesterol: 45
LDL Cholesterol: 95
Fasting Blood Sugar: 92
Blood Pressue: 110/75
Weight: 130
Height: 5'3

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CHOL: 218
HDL: 71
LDL: 132
TRIG: 162

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HDL 48
trig 193
LDL 132

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chol=94
trig=112
hdl=33
ldl=39
vldl=22
chol/hdl=2.85

What mean?



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Total = 266
LDL 174

First bloodwork in 5 years. Didn't expect these numbers at all. Dr stressed better eating and exercise and went over a plan. She wants to avoid meds for me. I have renewed motivation to stay on track!

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HDL 56
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HDL=53
LDL=127
Triglycerides=169
total cholesterol=213

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Cholesterol: 209 (was 205 last time)
Trig: 120 (down from 153)
HDL: 72
LDL: 123

It's not really high, but if I don't start doing things right, it will be higher next time.

Looks like my HDL and LDL is the same as some of you but my cholesterol is lower, so does that make my hdl and ldl in a bad range?

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I am happy to report my cholesterol is down from 221 to 211 and my hdl is still 72. The doctor recommends continuing more of the same.


slow and steady wins the race... I think I can , I think I can, I think I can...Just one step at a time, I can do this!


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Yesterday's results better than I feared:

Total 196
HDL 53
LDL 123
Triglycerides 101

LDL's would preferably be below 100, but overall, considering I am just getting back on the healthy lifestyle wagon, this is not bad. Looking for better in 6 months.

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I'm sad emoticon to learn the result of my end of January cholesterol check.My bad cholesterol went up 10% since October. Total Cholesterol is 221 from 212. One good note though My HDL is 72.

slow and steady wins the race... I think I can , I think I can, I think I can...Just one step at a time, I can do this!


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Well, I just had a perfect day eating for Tuesday and Wednesday I was going great until I made garlic bread!! ok so it wasn't too bad but It could be better. I am on the job today thou....fruit and yogert for morning breakfast....Love rading your chats. Have a G O O D day all.

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Don't allow your doctor to "push statins" on you, educate yourself people.




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HDL is the "good cholesterol", this number should be higher, 60 or so...
LDL is the "bad cholesterol" this should be Low....h is high,L is low, this is how I remember it.




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ok folks I found a range of cholesterol explanation on my test results ..the ldl should be between 40-130, the ratio of lel and hdl should not be more than 30 diff. and the gfr??? should be between 60-128..FORGIVE ME IF I CAN NOT EXPLAIN THE REASONING but this is what I found on my test result.

I am high cholesterol myself and I am an average exerciser (40 min walking daily) and I eat with a passion. My favorites are never ignored. I am trying to find a happy place with portion
control and diet...
NEED YOUR HELP

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Answer this: Postmenopausal women experience jumps in cholesterol because the hormones that used to protect us are no longer there. For someone with risk factors for coronary or stroke the hdl should be less than 50 and the total cholesterol less than 200.

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Not sure what this means.

TOTAL: 249
LDL: 166
NON-HDL: 190
HDL: 59

Good? Bad? Horrible about to die? WHUTTHEFUU??

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cholesterol 246 ( should be under 199)
HDL 64 (should be greater than 40)
LDL 167 (should be under 129)

67 yr.old

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Hi
I just received my results to-day. I am comparing results to my last results from 6 months ago. We use different numbers to quantify Cholesterol in Canada so will just say that my total Cholesterol is down by 17percent. My LDL & Triglycerides are down significantly and my HDL remained the same.
I have lost nearly 30 pounds since June and have increased marginally my exercises. I am 71 year old male who has never dieted in my life but have struggled with cholesterol since they began testing for it. I will always need some medication but hope to keep it to a minimum. This Spark Program really does work.

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Can someone help me interpret this?
total chol: 242 HIGH
trig: 74
LDL: 127
HDL: 100
Chol/HDL: 2.42

Eat well--mainly fruit, veggies, very little meat, although I do love cheese. Moderate exercise. Age 56, female, overall health very good.

I want to know how to interpret these results because I am within range for everything but total chol--although I could lower LDL some too. Why is HDL so high-compared to other people--and does this serve to negate the high total chol result?

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Just got my wellness numbers back:

LDL was 118
HDL was 56
Triglycerides were 168

Total cholesterol was 208

Glucose was 96

Blood pressure was slightly elevated @ 138/78

I eat pretty healthy. 6 small meals a day Lots of protein, some good carbs, nuts, fruits, veggies, at least 104 ounces of water a day.

Weight is not coming off and these numbers are right. Not a consistent exercise plan. Need advice on what I can do to get these numbers down in a more comfortable range. I am 57 years old. Exercise plan the key? 3-4 times a week?

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My total was really high 265

ldl 175 -less than100 is normal
hdl 74 -more than 60 is desirable
trig 80 -less than150 normal

vldl is 16 normal is 4-38

So other than my ldl I am okay with the rest because t is really good. The low trigs is why my dr doesn't push statins on me. I do take L-cartine, coq10 every day.

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Total is up to 136 from 126
LDL up to 64 from 63
HDl up to 48 from 43
TRI up to 119 from 103.

Pretty pleased with these numbers.

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Chol went from 243 - 155
LDL went from 139 - 77
HDL went from 41 - 50
Tri went from 319 - 144

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Chol 208
Tri 150
HDL 56


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Round 2

Chol - 307 to 181
Tri 315 to 121
HDL. 36 to 37
Vldl. 63
Ldl. 208 to 133

Getting better, going to Dr. to see what's next.

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New Numbers:
Cholesterol 246
TRI 199
LDL 159
HDL 43

a BIT of a change from my December numbers. I've got to get back in touch with reality...
DECEMBER NUMBERS.........
CHO - 224 up from 195
HDL - 45 up from 34
LDL - 145 up from 128
TRI 170... down from 188

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Got my cholesterol tested yesterday. Doctor wants to retest in 6 months due to my family history but its much improved.
August ’13 March ‘14
Cholesterol 262 206
Triglyceride 95 71
HDL 92 56 :(
LDL 151 136


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That's awesome!!!!

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At physical in January, off cholesterol medicine, will have a follow-up in Mar on my readings, take blood test tomorrow. I recommitted to spark people on 10/4 and I've lost 16 lbs. I do at least 15 mins of cardio a day, stay within my calorie/carbs/fat range, drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.

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1/25/2014
Lab Results: 335!

HDL: 124
LDL: 171
Triglycerides: 198

Torvistatin, here I come! Do I get a prize for having the highest level? emoticon

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Holy Cow!!
Lab results back from last week!
12/10/13 Cholesterol total 242 Dr put me on low dose meds PLUS I was off my thyroid meds.
1/10/14 cholesterol total 143!! Have been back on thyroid med (he increased it a little) and eating better/exercising/running. Do you all think this might be a false reading??!! I hope not it is at it's lowest in years!!
Oh Tri 108 on 12/10/13 is now 88

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Chol 239
Trig 228
HDL 45
LDL 148
I have 90 days to bring down the numbers before I have to go on meds.

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New to the team. I've been on 5mg of Simvastatin since 12/12. My doctor is gonna make a decision on whether to take me off of it after I get a sonar gram of my liver next week, my enzyme's were up at my physical last week. My numbers were Chlor 157, HDL 71, LDL 78, Trig 38 and A1C 6.2.

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12/27/13 10:54 A

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Looks to me that your numbers are very good. Just keep up the good work...

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I doubt your doctor will put you on meds if you don't want them.



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12/27/13 10:08 A

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Total 223
Trig 73
HDL 69
LKL 139

Ugh Everything's up. I still don't feel right. One of these times my doctor is going to put me on meds.

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Here's the latest:
CHO - 224 up from 195
HDL - 45 up from 34
LDL - 145 up from 128
TRI 170... down from 188

Glad my HDL is up.. and the TRI's are down.

(musta been something I ate... LOL)



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11/19/13
Chol - 213
Trig - 186
HDL - 69
LDL - 120

HDL and LDL was good just the Chol and Trig was a little high.
I'm on Atorvastatin. Was on Lipitor but insurance changed it.

Edited by: -COURT- at: 12/10/2013 (20:50)
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When I was tested in August my cholesterol was 209. In November I tested at 179. This was after two weeks of exercise and better nutrition as well as taking red rice yeast supplements which my mother in law told me would help with lowering my cholesterol.

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Amy it looks like you have what medical people call 'Metabolic Syndrome'. Your past three months blood sugar levels have been elevated so your A1C is a little elevated. We use to do a subraction method on the Cholesterol parts. Total Cholesterol minus the HDL results equals the LDL results. Not exactly accurate but gives a good idea. (from 1986 medical lab tech training manual, USAF) These days we have more specific tests. As for the Triglycerides being high too many fattening foods being consumed. Or you may be one of those people whose liver just makes too much Cholesterol and Triglycerides.

I know it is so hard to not switch starches for fats and fats for starches in our food. I am learning that my body Hates the fake Butters. I am much better off using the Real Stuff, I use less.

My Cholesterol is down to 225 from 270 and I am taking Niacin 500 mg twice a day. They want me to take Colestipol and my answer is No. I have only been taking this second pill of Niacin for 6 weeks. Give it some time to work! Ugh!!!!!

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NO LDL as the Triglyceride were too high

Cholesterol was 276
Triglycerides were 426
HDL: 51.3
CHOL/HDL 5.4

A1C 6.2

Any ideas what all this means (although I have a pretty good idea since I've been fighting this for ten years) I am also a diabetic.

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@SKILPAT

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Congratulations!

I have to get my numbers down. I'm going to check with my doctor to get my final numbers.



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12-6-2012
Total Cholesterol - 243
Triglyceride- 316
HDL - 36
LDL - 144
TC/HDL - 6.8

6-25-2013
Total Cholesterol - 217
Triglyceride- 176
HDL - 35
LDL - 146
TC/HDL - 6.2
I went on a non processed food diet with exercise mid Apr '13. Test results are better and I didn't take any medication. This seems to indicate what they say about processed foods raising your triglycerides is true. Still have lots of work to do. I decided to supplement with time-released Niacin to see if that helps. I've read that Niacin lowers the bad and raises the good cholesterol. I have another cholesterol test in 3 months - so we'll see.


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First, I had to convert my Canadian results to American results so I could compare.

Total Cholesterol - 239 Borderline high
Triglycerides - 44.8 Optimal (they have never been high)
HDL (the good) 47.9 Low (s/b above 50)
LDL (the bad) 170.2 High
TC/HDL 5 (s/b less than 5)

These results are about the same as the ones I had 4 months before I started to exercise and lose 15 pounds. I was so disappointed because my levels have always responded to exercise and diet before. However, it looks like my genetics are winning the game and like my mother I'm going to have to go on medication.

Especially, because I have a hs-CRP above 2 (Canadian Results) It's a test they do to measure inflammation in the body and apparently even if you have normal cholesterol levels if your hs-CRP result is above 2 they put you on Statins. Mine has never been below 3 and has been as high at 5.

The low triglycerides indicate to me that my lifestyle efforts, i.e. diet, exercise and not smoking are right on target. How much is that worth though if your genetics screw you?

One thing to be happy about is that I do seem to be winning the game against type 2 diabetes. My mom, my day, my maternal grandmother and grandfather have/had type 2. So far all my fasting glucose tests have been normal as well as the testing I do at home.

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6/1/13 2:30 P

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Cholesterol 171
Triglycerides 127
HDL Choles. 49
LDL Choles. 97
Choles./HDL 3.5

Doing well on meds. but my glucose is a notch above the max recommended. I am a couple of weeks into my exercise routine and I need to lose around 22 lbs. I hope to meet my goal and to avoid the need for cholesterol meds by doing diet and exercise. Thanks for the Spark people community for providing such a supportive web site. Ken



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5/11/13 8:02 P

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Cholesterol: 154
Triglycerides: 75
HDLs: 46
LDLs: 93
Cholesterol/HDL ratio: 3.3

Disappointed that my HDLs went down a bit, where I wanted them to go up, but otherwise an excellent report.

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Spring Results (I get them every 6 months)

Cholesterol - 219 up from the fall
Trig - 169 ( no change)
LDL - 149 (Up)
HDL - 45 (down)

Not a happy camper. Unfortunately, my liver function tests were abnormal again. But my glucose was good.

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5/4/13 10:37 P

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April, 2013 lab results:

Cholesterol 203
Trig 179
LDL 122
HDL 45

The doctor gave me a choice: medication or try to improve numbers with diet. Another set of lab tests for lipid panel, Vitamin D (very low), and TSH (thryroid as he changed dose and medication) in about 5 weeks.

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3/28/13 1:27 P

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Whenever I donate blood they give me my total cholesterol number which is 248, I just did bloodwork Tuesday so I should know my exact numers Friday or Monday.

Respectfuly,
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My labs last December (2012) were:

A1C 7.5
LDL 106
HDL 47
Triglycerides 161
Cholesterol 185 emoticon
Not terrible but could be better on the A1C, LDL, HDL, and the Triglycerides!

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VERY SAD TO POST THIS: Just found out 1 week ago, after losing 36 lb. and changing my eating habits for the good, I thought?? Everything got worse...... emoticon
cholesterol 303
ldl 101
hdl 35
triglycerides 862 (this totally has to be a mistake???)

Anyway I'm on a statin for a month to see if it helps???
Hope to post better news when I find out the results!! emoticon

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Today I am walking about 2 inches off the floor! I received a phone call from my doctor today, giving me the results of my most recent blood draw for cholesterol. My cholesterol has almost always been high, once in a while it comes down, but the results this time are my BEST EVER!!

Total Cholesterol is 155
Triglycerides 94 Normal is less than 150 BIG YAY!!
HDL (Good Chol) 53 40-60 considered good, another BIG YAY!
LDL (BAD Chol) 83 Less than 100 is OPTIMAL, can I hear another BIG YAY!

I haven't stopped smiling since I hung up the phone! So, I celebrated! I went outside and took a quick 15 minute snow shoe hike around the yard, picking up lots of limbs and sticks that have been blown out of our trees in the past month and I feel AWESOME! I'm still smiling! Another 6" of snow possible later today and tonight, so more opportunity to snow shoe and cross country my cholesterol problems away.

I have been eating healthy since 1/13/13 and I have never felt better in my life. The exercise has become addictive, the food choices are endless, and the motivation, support, education and team concept of SparkPeople have all made my life so much better.

Thanks to all of you! Spark is the BEST!

I encourage all of you to keep Sparking! emoticon

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And I have gained more weight.. emoticon

Arizona time for the time being.


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Need help I got my new numbers today and they are not good.

Chol 314
HDL 24
Trig 496
LDL cannot be confirmed due to elevated triglyceride levels.

Please Help!!!!

Arizona time for the time being.


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Cholesterol Total 88
HDL 33
LDL 21
Triglycerides 169

Started out with total cholesteron at 273 and Triglycerides at 503 a couple of years ago.. finally got it thru my head that medication (Vytorin) was not going to do it all, so have really gotten serious about eating and exercise in the last 6 mo. No I need to figure out how to raise my HDL but get my triglycerides.

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This weekend I had my first fasting cholesterol panel since beginning the vegan lifestyle 2 months ago. Now, mind you, it's also been primarily unprocessed, very little sweet except whole fruits, and recently also trying to eliminate oils. So it's been a big push. And I'm SO pleased with the results! I brought my cholesterol down to 158! My goal is to be heart-attack-proof below 150. (My previous overall had been around 212 - 222.)

I've been reviewing my tests from 2010 to now, and I don't seem to have trouble with triglycerides. Always well below the 150 mg mark. Today's reading was 45. On 9/9 (about the time I started vegan seriously) it was 54.

LDL however, shows a big drop. It was 146 in April, 141 on 9/9 . . . . and 81 today!!! Yippeeee!!



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Hurray!

Compare this to the results I posted as of June 2012:

Cholesterol 186
140 - 199 mg/dl
Triglycerides 120
20 - 150 mg/dl
High density lipoprotein (HDL) 49
40 - 60 mg/dl
Low density lipoprotein (LDL), Calculated 113
High See *1 65 - 100 mg/dl
Cholesterol/HDL ratio 3.8
See *2 0.0 - 4.9

LDLs are the only thing still high. No statins in my future.

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hello
my bad cholesterol is over 500 so not going to share but am on meds to lower so well see if that helps

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