Monday, June 26, 2017

Monday June 26, 2017 - Queer Kids Stuff video about Drag

Here a recent video from a site called Queer Kids Stuff. This seems to be a site geared to helping young LGBTQ kids learn about the community and realize they are not alone.


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday June 24, 2017 - RuPaul - Walk of Fame

I knew RuPaul, when he was a high school student in Atlanta. LINK


RuPaul Is Getting A Star On The Walk Of Fame

There really seems be no stopping Mother Ru. RuPaul Charles, the most famous drag queen in the world and host of "RuPaul's Drag Race" already has an Emmy under his belt and just landed on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Now, the star is getting a literal star of his own ― on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday June 23, 2017 - MTF Workout for a better feminine body

I spend 18 months (2/10 to 8/11) getting into shape before HRT. Since Aug 2011, I have basically stayed in shape thru healthy eating and cardio. Since Nov 2016, I have not been in the gym but have kept the weight off.

I am going to start back, but I am not going to do just cardio. Now  that the T has been replaced with E, I am going to add stretching and weight training. Being in  Atlanta, I am going to try and see if I can find a training group of  Transwoman.

I have been watching youtube videos about Transwoman and getting a more feminine body. Below is the best one I have found so far.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday June 22, 2017 - Physical Changes - 1 Yr of HRT


Over the past year, there have been many  physical changes due to the HRT. I am very satisfied this these changes and I expect the changes to continue.

SKIN:
My skin became very smooth. I had my own lotion that  I use to put on every day before I started HRT. Now I only use liquid Vitamin E in the morning. I do put Coconut Oil on my breasts to stop any stretch marks.

BODY HAIR:
I had been shaving my legs since 1985, at least once a week. In 1995, I started shaving my whole body from the neck down. Before HRT, I use to enjoy my weekly bubble bath and shave. I would then lotion my whole body with coconut based lotion I made.  I felt so clean, smooth and feminine afterwards.

Now, my body hair stopped growing. I still shave under my arms and between my legs, but my torso, legs and arms no longer need shaving.

I had four years of electrology, so my beard is gone. I still get a few stray hairs which I shave once every few days with a razor. No water, soap or shaving cream is needed.

FACE:
My face has changed. My skin is now very smooth and soft. I do not need much foundation anymore and the look after foundation is added, is very silky. Fat has been added to my face and its not as angular and has a  fullness to it. My cheeks are rounder and more prominent.


Before HRT
Now

BREASTS
I remember as a pre-teen praying at night that I would grow breasts. Then when I developed Gynocomastia, I got scared (LOL). Finally, I have them and I am so happy. I had hoped to develop a B or C cup based on my sister and mother. My maternal Grandmother was large but my paternal Grandmother was small. I found out in August 2016, from a second cousin, that the women on my paternal Grandfather's side were very big and many had breast reduction surgery. The current female off-spring are still having that issue today.

For me, I could not ask for better results. I had worn a racing bra everyday since 1990. I started HRT wearing a 36 bra without a labeled cup size. I moved up to a 36A, then 36B and I am now a 36C. I think over this next year, I could grow to a 36D or bigger. My 36C bras now leave an impression on my chest, when I remove them. So another growth spurt will take me into the 36D cup.



Start of HRT

Now


TORSO
My overall shape below my breast line has slimmed down from a 36/38 to a 34/35.5.  I would like to get back in the gym to take off that 1.5 inches around my belly button. My hips are at 39", so they are wider than my torso. With my breast growth, I have a more hourglass shape.

I need to help this shaping by walking and exercising.

LEGS
I have always had pretty legs. I got them from my mother. Now that they do not grow hair, I no longer need to shave them. They are now naturally soft and smooth.

OVERALL
I am very pleased with my results and will continue. I am getting my blood sugar under control thru diet, so I plan on getting back in the gym very soon. Now with my new shape, I am not sure how I will present in the gym. I think I will stay as a very feminine male with boobs.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday June 21, 2017 - One Year of HRT

About 10 days ago, I wanted to write this post, but I have not had the time until today.

June 10, 2017, was my one year HRT anniversary. I knew there would be changes, but I did not know the extent of these changes. A person's genetics and age play an important part in those changes. I knew I was old, 60, but I knew if I did not start soon, I probably would not start at all.

The biggest change is my overall feeling of completeness. I no longer have dressing dsyphoria issues. I dress, how I like, when I like. I feel more female and complete. I no longer need to present female to feel female.

I now understand that there is a big difference between how females and males see and interact with the world. I have discussed in earlier posts how my mental changes have been subtle but over time have been large. The music I listen to, the movies I like, my driving and my tears are just some of the changes that I notice and enjoy.

Physically, you can really see the changes. The mental and emotional changes are harder to notice, but the physical changes are not.

I have posted the physical changes monthly and I am going to discuss them based on the one year change.


Shoulder Above the Breast Bust Line Bra band line Belly Button Hips Thighs
6/10/16 45 37 38 36 38 40 37
6/10/17 42 37 40 34 35.5 39 37
Change -3 0 +2 -2 -2.5 -1 0

The above table shows that the actual measurement changes have been small, but it has had a major impact on my overall shape. This year has taught me that subtle changes can make a big difference.

My shoulders reduced because of my muscle lose.  My shape has a more hourglass look as my breast increased while below my breasts decreased. Its made my breast more prominent while slimming down my shoulders and from under my breasts to my hips. This happened without exercising (stopped in Nov 2016) and no longer calorie counting as my #1 priority is blood sugar control.

My breasts are more prominent than the numbers would indicate because they are filling out and dropping to a more mature look instead of that teenage look.

Now, the first thing I do in the morning is put on a bra for support and my 36C bras are full.

Even though my hips are slightly smaller, they are rounder and softer. I expect in the next year to see more fat deposits around my hips and thighs. I am hoping that this is what my hip pain is about. I will know on June 29,  after my doctor's appointment.

Tomorrow, I will continue this discussion with before and after photos, to highlight these physical changes.