In 2013, two years before my heart attack, I went in for an overdue annual physical which included a lipid panel. My numbers: 231 total, HDL 54, LDL 157, triglycerides 102.
Today I got the results from a lipid panel done last Friday. My new numbers: 103 total, HDL 31, LDL 44, triglycerides 139.
I guess the combo of statins and low-fat veganism is working.
The rise in triglycerides is something I’ll need to keep an eye on, however. I know that, despite being vegan, my consumption of leafy greens has decreased — finding salads without oily dressings when eating out is nigh impossible — and that of other carbs has gone up. I’ve also not really had time to exercise; the time I once used for morning workouts is now used to get ready so I can get my son dressed, fed, and dropped at daycare in time for me to get to work.
Regardless, I’m really happy with these results.