Hooray!!! Seriously, I don’t know why I was so surprised to see this much of a positive change after my doctor’s visit. It makes total sense. I’ve spent a year making tiny changes in my diet, eating lots more salad greens, fruit and veggies, drinking less, having fewer helpings of things – of COURSE my cholesterol has improved.
It’s another point in favor of Health at Every Size. I mean, at 210, my cholesterol was still within normal, healthy limits. I’ve lost all of 15 pounds, and it’s significantly improved. By your standard height/weight calculators, I’m still “obese”, but I bike my 15 miles a day without getting winded, and I’ve started jogging. Well, to be fair, I’ve started the couch-to-5K program. :) But soon, it will be legitimate jogging! My point is, I’m still a size 12. I probably don’t look fit. But that doesn’t mean that I’m not fit.
Anyway, I’m all in favor of utter privacy re: medical records, unless you have stuff to brag about. A+ in cholesterol!! I need a gold star. Where does one get gold stars?