I was told by a very knowledgeable nutritionist (who is very familiar with a low carb approach to weight loss), that when a person starts melting off pounds, their total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol values frequently go up. This is b/c the cholesterol that was part of the fat being taken "out of storage" now finds its way into the bloodstream b/f being removed by normal body processes. She recommends waiting 6 months to get a clearer picture of blood lipids.
I think if you follow the advice you've gotten here to toe the line on Primal, you will likely see great improvement. Sometimes TC and LDL do not budge ---- but reduction in triglycerides and a rise in HDL which is typical for those following a Primal plan, will improve your ratios considerably.
And I'd get another BP reading as yours was troubling high. It could have been a fluke. Mine is usually 120/80 (usually lower) but in one docs office it is always high. I think he has an equipment (or staff) problem.
Starting Weight: 197.5
Current Weight: 123
Lost 75# eating low carb (20-40 g) and then MDA primal low carb. Tried many other options but only LC helped me lose weight and improve health. Now at a good weight, I find my body can tolerate a few more carbs but rarely go over 100 g.