Last week I gave blood...actually platelets. I do this routinely because at age 21 I was in a car wreck and received 8 units from anonymous donors and I have made a promise to myself to always pay that forward.
I hadn't given blood since my journey to better health began and I certainly was interested to see what my cholesterol was. So at the appointment my blood pressure was 102/69, pulse 63 and hemoglobin (iron count) 14.4 - an awesome number. I was so expecting my cholesterol to be much improved. To my disappointment I found out it was 214. Now that's a VAST improvement from my one time high of 274, but my previous reading was 258...I was just expecting it to be so much better since I haven't eaten anything fried in over 6 months, I eat mostly non-processed foods and workout almost daily.
I'm hoping it will improve with time, but I think I will make a visit to my doctor just to consult her opinion. Seems like I'd see a lower number with a 70lb loss and improved diet.