Sunday, May 26, 2013
Let's Compare Lab Results!!
I am thrilled with the change in my cholesterol levels!
Last year in May, my TOTAL CHOLESTEROL was 205. Now it is 179! That is a change from 'Borderline High' to 'Desirable'. Yeah, go ahead, call me Desirable. I can get used to it.
Last year my LDL CHOLESTEROL was Borderline High at 132. Now it is 'Near Optimal' at 125 (Optimal is below 100mg/dL).
And my TRIGLYCERIDE levels have stayed low, from 105 a year ago to 44 this year (Ideal is below 150mg/dL).
I still need to work on my HDL levels (i.e. 'good cholesterol') which for some reason have decreased from last year's 52 to this year's 45 (above 60mg/dL is Optimal). I am going to start taking some Omega-3 vitamins for my heart health.
I am sure that these improvements in lab values are not coincidence. My diet has completely changed from fast food, high trans-fat foods... to a current diet that is high in lean proteins and vegetables. I rarely rarely eat fast food. And when I do, it's usually a salad! And I went from Couch Potato to Gym Rat.
These NSVs just make me smile!!