Promised to give you an update. I lost 10 lbs total, was hoping to lose more, but at least my "fat" clothes are too loose now, and I'm able to wear my normal clothes comfortably!
My stats were suprizing. My total cholesterol was the same as a year ago 236, which is high, but my MD isn't worried about it because my HDL rose to 91. That number is freakishly high
My ratio is 2.6 compared to 3.5 last year. (ratio of <5 is supposed to be what we should be shooting for, the lower the better). My triglyceride level was 29 indicating that my LDL is also low.
I have yet to exercise, but I plan to start and then recheck my stats to see how it affects my numbers.
Since Jan2, I've been on a high fat diet (I know, cringe!), been taking supplements, and am losing weight. You go figure!
I think the supplements that have been affecting my HDL are Omega 3(not 6 or 9), Niacin, and Vitamin D3.
Anyway, I've been rethinking how I look at fat and it's effect on our body. Good sites on the internet on "Track your Plaque" on case studies about heart and health.
Hope you guys are doing well!!