I'm happy to report that my on-going "Walking Challenge of 2012" has evidently improved my "numbers," and substantially in some cases.
My overall cholesterol count dropped back down into the normal range, which is very good news as I really didn't want to start taking yet another medication, which was going to be the next step. My HDL is the very least it can be to be considered normal, so it could stand some improvement, and I still have some work to do to get the LDL count in the normal range, but it's not outrageous.
At last year's physical, my doctor was also concerned about my glucose level, as I have an incredible history of diabetes on my mother's side of the family. So, needless to say, I was most pleased with this report.
And, well, let's just say that perhaps those fish burps were worthwhile:
And, finally, while this number is still well within the target range, I don't like the fact that it's gone up, as my dad has prostate cancer, and I truly would prefer not to follow in his footsteps.
Those numbers, together with a negative HIV test and a loss of 20 pounds since my weigh-in at my last physical, is all good news. Now to keep up the good work.