So I like getting test results. I like a measure of progress. I like seeing where I stand. This weekend I got to see if all the years I've spent working out and trying to eat healthily had any impact at all. As it turns out I have the cholesterol of a celery stalk.
Total cholesterol: 171 (recommended: <200)I'm most stunned by my HDL. That's the one you get mostly through exercise. I work out a lot, but feel I slack off much of the time. To be double the recommended number? It feels ... awesome. Of course, I don't really have a baseline to compare it to. Maybe it would have been the exact same if I sat on the couch collecting dust for the past decade.
LDL (bad) cholesterol: 89 (recommended: <160)
HDL (good) cholesterol: 71 (recommended: >35)
Triglycerides: 54 (recommended: <160)
But either way, it means I probably won't die of heart disease, which, you know, is one less thing to worry about.
My money's on cancer. Or a vicious beating. Most likely provoked.