Rachelle...keep your head up and keep on smiling as you know you have taken corrective steps for your health. I have no doubts you will get to the numbers your doctor (and you) are looking for. Hopefully the Liptor will only be temporary and you will be able to get back off the medication.
I have been happy with my numbers for the most part. Based on BMI calculation I am now "normal" at 24.9, but that is the upper most limit of normal. I am still about 7 pounds short of my goal (175 lbs), which I am pleased with but it's my triglycerides that have been frustrating me still at 208 (which was down from 269 last July) and only a drop of 2 points since January. While you mentioned moving to the MWL, I probably have to look at moving to an alcohol free lifestyle to see if those "empty carbs" are keeping my trigs high. Everything else in my blood numbers are continuing to improve.
By my estimation if I continue this way of eating and cut back or cut out my alcohol (beer usually) I have no doubts I will reach my weight goal and my blood numbers. Keep at it Rachelle!
We are both going to get our numbers where we want them to be, Steve. I truly believe that. I am hoping that going back on meds is temporary. My cardiologist once told me that my body reabsorbes the cholesterol it makes. Not sure I believe that, but I'll research it.
I just saw a video from Dr McD that mentioned giving up coffee to help lower cholestesterol. To be honest, it was the one are I didn't really consider on this WOE.