I just found out I have high cholesterol? I loved eggs and bacon and grits all my life. Why now

Unknown. Everybody asks that question. There is no telling why, how or when a person will develop an illness. The main thing is it starts somewhere, and now that you know, you have the chance to control it first with diet and exercise. If that doesn't work, we focus on medical therapy. Better to know sooner than later because you can avoid the "out of the blue" stroke or heart attack.
You just find out. Do you have a comparison of a lipid panel say from 5years previously? Or you may just find out.