Let’s take a look at one area of my life that I need to turn around…..my terrible blood-work.
From a year and a half ago:
|CHOLESTEROL, TOTAL||191||125-200 mg/dL|
|HDL CHOLESTEROL||37||> OR = 40 mg/dL|
|LDL-CHOLESTEROL||104||<130 mg/dL (calc)|
|CHOL/HDLC RATIO||5.2||< OR = 5.0 (calc)|
From three months ago:
|HDL CHOLESTEROL||41||> OR = 40 mg/dL|
|CHOLESTEROL, TOTAL||253||125-200 mg/dL|
|LDL-CHOLESTEROL||141||<130 mg/dL (calc)|
|CHOL/HDLC RATIO||6.2||< OR = 5.0 (calc)|
I’m a science guy and know that charts show off information best…….So:
It’s so obvious that not only are the numbers bad…….they are much worse than then year before. This is why my doctor was giving me the evil eye and wanting to give me cholesterol medicine. The worst is that I haven’t changed! That’s why when I read this story in the New York Times: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food …….a lot of things made sense. It’s no wonder that changing my diet has been SO difficult.