I had a doctors appointment this morning. It went well. The doctor was impressed with the 42 lbs weight loss, and gave me these numbers from the blood work that had been done the previous Monday.
                           Before   After
Total Cholesterol   221       216
HDL (good)            39       46
LDL (bad)             162       149
LDL/HDL Ratio      4.3       3.3

All in all he was pretty impressed. He wants me to get down to 175 (ideal for my height) and get the LDL/HDL ratio down to 3.0, but 3.3 is pretty good, considering 3.6 is "average risk"