I've got some numbers to share.
In Feb of 2010, I had a a physical, which included blood work. The numbers were disconcerting enough to warrant an in-office review by my Dr.
Here's the rundown:
Feb 20, 2010:
Weight: 221 lb
ldl (good) cholesterol: 10
hdl (bad)Cholesterol: 48
Blood Pressure: 120/80
As of June 9th, my numbers looked like:
Weight: 189 lb
ldl (good) cholesterol: 41
hdl (bad) cholesterol: 60
Blood Pressure: 118/80
I lost 32 lbs in that time span, 39 since the first of the year.
Total Cholesterol lowered; Ratio lowered almost by half.
Triglycerides reduced by nearly 50%, 7 points above boundary for normal.
A large part of of my success I owe to the founders & members of Reno Running and Fitness, and their continued support and encouragement. I honestly don't know where I'd be at this point in time, had I not stumbled across the link on Active.Com... :-)