have had high cholesterol for 2 yrs - 7.6 or thereabouts. struggling to lower. not on statins. normal blood pressure etc., deemed low risk etc. not particularly overweight but past 4 weeks have joined a slimming club and have been virtually fat free and lost 6.5 lbs. had fasting bt today, came back 8.1! absolutely gutted. cannot understand this! i am 56 yrs old and have had family upset past few months,so quite a stressful time, anyone else out there with this type of situation please! i will be told off tomorrow at my surgery. i dont know what to do?