Oh My Cholesterol!!
Thursday, July 20, 2017
My total cholesterol has been over 200 for many years. And my LDL (bad) has been over 130. One good thing is that my HDL (good) is high enough to take care of the LDL.
My last labs were done in May and the numbers were not good. Total > 320..Triglycerides >116..LDL >196..HDL >101. And to my surprise, my glucose was 110
It's never been more than 96 on fasting labs!
I've never taken any meds for my cholesterol, my doctor says because my HDL is so high that it cleans up the LDL. So he has not put me on meds. I will have bloodwork done August 1st and I'm anxiously waiting. For 3 months I've kept my saturated fats under 10% of my daily calories and have cut my added sugar to less than 20 grams daily. It's all a work in progress.
Before the labs were done in May I was eating out a lot and rarely eating at home. You know, hamburgers and fries...ice cream (yum) my favorite of all time! Well, needless to say, after the lab results I knew only I was responsible for my health...so the journey begins, even if it is in my later years.
I'm thankful I came across Spark People, all of you motivate me to do and be better.
to all you Sparkers