Vegan=No meat, dairy or eggs. Cheese and chicken is your problem.
Cottage cheese isn't low fat. But I believe you are right, I don't think she meant she is still eating lean chicken and cheese.
I would think you should give it some more time. Also, I'm not absolutely sure but 80/10/10 isn't exactly "strictly vegan" is it? You could try going strictly raw vegan for a couple months and have your blood work done again and see if that will help?
my tryglicerides where lower and went up when i started eating this way. its the sugar in the fruit and 110 is not a bad number. mine also where not a bad number either just higher is all. My cholesterol went down from 366 to 166 in just 3 months after swapping to this diet.
I'm not saying you are but i've heard that if your still higher on the fat but vegan it can take longer for the cholesterol numbers to fall.
I've also read exercise can help bring down both these numbers tho in my case my tryglicerides went up and my exercise was still the same as it was prior and i run a lot so I dont think i really need more in my case.
I'm out of ideas otherwise.
given that its strange your cholesterol is still as high as it is. I've read stuff that says that level is nothing to be worried about but again given your diet and exercise i'd expect to see a lower number.
maybe more greens or foods with omega 3's to help bring down the bad?