- Cholesterol 179 (less than 200 "desirable")
- Triglycerides 79 ("normal" less than 150)
- HDL 68 (above 60 "some protection against heart disease")
- LDL 95 (less than 100 "optimal")
Hooray!!! The nurse even asked me if I was on medication for it. (I know it's not superior genetics, trust me on this).
I must be doing something right for an overweight almost-51-year-old!! (I did have some above-200 cholesterol readings and high LDL levels about 10-15 years ago when I was in a sedentary high-stress job and didn't work out much).
Must be all those good red steaks I grill, lots of olive oil on the salad and plenty of butter on the baked potatoes, nicely balanced with a fine Cabernet. . . . (and also, if I have any secrets of success besides exercise, it's no yo-yo dieting, no crash dieting, and no weird dietary restrictions other than avoid hydrogenated fats in favor of natural fats like olive oil and butter).
Most importantly: Don't worry. Be happy. :-)