Congratulations on losing 50 lbs and all your hard work at the gym. Obviously you are doing something right.
Don't be discouraged because your cholesterol only dropped two points.
The vast majority of cholesterol is manufactured in the body, to meet the body's demands for cholesterol. Only the smaller portion, roughly 15% comes from diet.
In human physiology, there is a built-in feedback system which regulates how much cholesterol is produced. If a person restricts dietary cholesterol, the body will respond by making more cholesterol to meet current physical needs.
Muscles need cholesterol for cell growth as cholesterol is one of the building blocks to healthy cells.
The brain is the one organ most dependent upon cholesterol to function properly. Its so important, the brain even churns out its own cholesterol for proper neurological function and memory recall.
All our steroid hormones are made from cholesterol. Steroid hormones are required for muscle toning and fitness as well as libido.
Don't be disappointed. Nature is watching out for you.