Cholesterol Update

Six weeks ago I mentioned how high my cholesterol numbers were after my yearly physical.  My total cholesterol at that time was 261.  240 and above is considered high, below 200 is desirable.  My doctor wanted to start me on statins, but I wanted to see what I could do with the ‘ol diet and exercise routine.  He said OK and for me to see him in six weeks.

For the next six weeks I’ve been eating more sensibly and included some exercise, resulting in about 12-15 pounds of weight loss.  Who knew the secret to weight loss was diet and exercise and not some fad diet or gimmick? 😉

Yesterday was exactly six weeks and I stopped by the doc’s office to get my cholesterol checked.  This morning, he called and woke me up to tell me the results.

Doc: I called to tell you your cholesterol numbers.  I have some bad news, the numbers are still bad.

Geeding:  Oh, craaaaap.

Doc:  I’m just kidding.  Your numbers are significantly better.  You went from 261 to 196.  I just wanted to call and tell you myself.  No need for statins, just keep up whatever you are doing.

I laugh at you cholesterol.  You are now officially my b. 

Time to celebrate by eating a chicken friend steak, then back to the routine.

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5 Responses to Cholesterol Update

  1. anon says:

    Good for you! No more Fatty Mcbutter pants!

  2. MToots says:

    This is really good news! I am proud of you and your determination. Keep it up……………and an OCCASSIONAL trip to Babe’s is OK. NO ONE can live w/o chicken fried steak forever………..especially in Texas.

  3. Thiacine may help too. But ask your doctor first.

  4. Bryan says:

    Thats awesome. You’re making me guilty about the fact that my own cholesterol is probably as high as yours started out.

  5. MollieCat says:

    Good for you – and funny you called it a chicken “friend” steak.

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