Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday November 17, 2017 - Purses. Time for an upgrade!

A lady needs a variety of purses. Here is a nice infographic that lists the different types of purses. I just "goodwilled" some old purses and I am looking to purchase some new ones.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Friday November 16, 2017 - Walmart 10% equality rating takes a hit.

Walmart's Perfect Equality Index Rating Suspended by HRC Over Harassment of Trans Employees - Transgender Universe

According the report by HRC, they found "significant enforcement gaps in Walmart's non-discrimination policy, specifically with regards to sex and gender identity." Walmart's rating will continue to be suspended until they take "remedial steps" to addresses the concerns raised by the EEOC. The CEI is not without its critics.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday November 15, 2017 - HIV Protection

Now There's An HIV Prevention App Specifically For Trans Women

Each week, LGBT HealthLink, a program of CenterLink, and researcher and blogger Corey Prachniak-Rincón bring you a round-up of some of the biggest LGBTQ wellness stories from the past seven days. For more LGBTQ Wellness, visit a page dedicated to the topic here.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday November 12, 2017 - End of HRT Month 17

Below are my current measurements and the change since last month. The picture is followed by an explanation and then a table showing the monthly changes since I began HRT,  on June 10, 2016.

The above chart shows my current measurements and the changes over last month. 

From my hips up to my above the breast area, I grew. I think that is due to my poor eating habits while on Metformin. My Above the breast and breast line grew a little faster. I hope that was due to the increased Estradoil. Or it could be that the area has more fat cells and grows faster when gaining weight.

My thigh area continues to shrink while my hip area grows due to fat placement. Its giving me a rounder and bigger rear end look.

I am not going to get back on Metformin in November. I am going to try two new natural items: Almonds and natural honey from a bee farm.

If these two items do not work, then I may return to Metformin.














42.5 43.0 43.0 41.0 41.0
ABOVE BREAST 37.0 37.0 38.0 38.0 39.0 38.0 39.0
BUST LINE 38 40.0 42.0 42.0 42.0 40.0 41.5
BRA BAND 36 34.0 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.0 34.5
WAIST@BELLY BUTTON 38 35.5 35.5 36.0 35.5 35.0 35.5
HIPS 40 39.0 39.0 39.0 39.5 39.0 39.5
THIGHS 37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0 36.5 37.0 36
HIPS VS SHOULDERS -- 3.0 3.5 4.0 3.5 2.0 1.5
BUST LINE VS ABOVE BREAST 1.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 2.5
BUST LINE VS BRA BAND 2.0 6.0 7.5 7.5 7.5 6.0 7.0

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Saturday November 11, 2017 - Had Blood work completed at my Dr's office

Friday, I have to take a blood test. My HRT medicine regime was changed 30 days ago by my Doctor. He wanted me to try medformin, a diabetes medicine to help lower my daily blood sugar level and A1C.

It seems that HRT can make my A1C and daily glucose level higher. By just making changes to my eating habits, I have been able to lower my A1C and daily sugar level from 11.25 to 8.2 in one year.

So I told him I would try it for 30 days. It did lower my levels but it provided me a crutch that allows me to eat more junk food. Over the past 30 days, my levels decreased slightly into the 120-150 range (from 150-180), but my weight increased slightly, as I ate more read and other carbs.

I went to the Dr's office and also requested my blood work from my previous 5 blood tests. I am going to keep track of my levels, just like I do with my body changes.

After the Dr's visit, I went to a Beauty Supply store, CVS and convenience store.

My appointment was at 10:30 am and I was home by 3:00 pm. I was treated as a lady at all three stores and the correct pronouns were used.

Here are a couple more pictures from yesterday.

 I wore a lilac sweater top with grey skinny jeans and a brown based multi-color pair of flats.

I could tell from  how my top fit me, that I pcked up a few pounds. I could see a slight muffin top around my waist.

I have decided not to go back in the gym, but to walk and jog instead.

It was cool in Atlanta this morning, so I added my brown coat, I bought In New Jersey  from Goodwill, as a femboy.

I can believe I bought this coat over 2 years ago.

The coat helped cover my me muffin top. Its back to a strict eating habit and daily walking.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thursday November 9, 2017 - Our acceptance is a slow and bumpy ride. But we are gaining.

Anjali Ameer Makes History: First Transsexual Woman to Be Cast as a Female Lead in an Indian Film!

In a first for Indian cinema, Anjali Ameer, a transsexual woman will be playing the lead role in a mainstream film. Malayalam actor Mammootty has announced that Anjali will be his co-star in his upcoming feature. In fact, the actor was so impressed with Anjali that he recommended her to his director, Ram, during the casting.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday November 8, 2017 - THEY WON!!! - Really we all won.

Three transgender candidates won their elections tonight.

1) Danica Roem - Virginia House of Delegates -

Danica Roem will be Va.'s first openly transgender elected official after unseating conservative in House race

Democrat Danica Roem ousted longtime incumbent Del.  Robert G. Marshall (R) Tuesday, according to preliminary returns, becoming the first openly transgender elected official in Virginia - and one of very few in the nation. The race between Roem, 33, and Marshall, 73, focused on traffic and other local issues in Prince William County but also exposed the nation's fault lines over gender identity.

Danica Roem on historic victory: Inclusion and equality won

The delegate-elect who will be the first openly transgender state legislator beat an incumbent who called himself "chief homophobe" by focusing on local issues. Danica Roem talks to Lawrence O'Donnell about her win and what it means for inclusivity in...

2) Andrea Jenkins - Minneapolis City Council

Andrea Jenkins becomes first transgender woman of color elected to public office in US

Minneapolis City Council candidate Andrea Jenkins won her race Tuesday night, becoming the first openly transgender woman of color elected to public office in the United States. Jenkins' victory was reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Andrea Jenkins wins Minneapolis City Council seat, becoming first out trans woman of color elected to public office in U.S.

3) Tyler Titus - Erie PA School Board

Tyler Titus wins seat to become first transgender person elected in Pennsylvania

Tyler Titus, a candidate for Erie School Board, on Tuesday became the first openly transgender person elected to office in Pennsylvania. The 33-year-old father of two boys successfully campaigned for one of four open seats on the board. Titus is a licensed professional counselor who works in public and private schools throughout Erie.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tuesday November 7, 2017 - Transgender Women could get pregnant (after SRS) sooner than we thought.

A surgeon thinks men can get pregnant

Men could get pregnant as soon as "tomorrow" thanks to developments in womb transplantation, according to one of the world's leading fertility professors. The success of womb transplants in women means that the science is now available to allow similar operations to be carried out on those who began life as men, Dr Richard Paulson, outgoing president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine says.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Monday November 6, 2017 - AC clothing line features Transgender Model

A.C. clothing line features transgender cover girl, prepping for shows

Marcia Arnsparger Santiago and Keith Garland are busy most days traveling back and forth between Santiago's Barnegat home and Garland's Atlantic City apartment, usually transporting different outfits for fitting or sewing. Santiago is the founder of Kloset Slayer, a South Jersey-based clothing company that is growing in popularity both because of its clothes and the models who wear them.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sunday November 5, 2017 - Dating A Transperson

The Ridiculous Straight Panic Over Dating a Transgender Person

I want to make something clear right off the bat: Not everyone needs to date a transgender person. For one, there's not enough of us to go around. In all seriousness, though, I have to put that disclaimer at the front of this essay because the online discourse machine has a nasty habit of misinterpreting transgender people who try to talk about the struggles of finding romance.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Saturday November 4, 2017 - What a bummer.

I have been fighting diabetes while on HRT.  I have been  reading some scientific studies and discovered that HRT is an additional a reason why I have not been successful in getting my blood sugar consistently in the normal range.

However, I have dropped my A1C number down from 11.25 to 8.2. I need to get under 7 to be considered pre-diabetic and under 6 to be non-diabetic.

The main negative affect of HRT is reduced testosterone which leads to reduced muscle mass and more resistance to insulin.

I am going to request from my Dr., my previous 5 blood tests. I have my latest one (June 29, 2017).  I have asked but not received yet, my older blood test results. I started getting these test in August 2015 when  I started using my Dr. and told him I wanted to start HRT 10 months before I wanted  to start.

A recent study showed that Metformin reduces T levels. This maybe why my doctor told me I could reduce my Spiro. I have since reduced it to zero and I suspect my T levels are lower now than when under Spiro at 200 mg.

I do not want to take Metformin because it is causing me to relax my strict eating, which I feel is causing weight gain. However, I am going to stay on it until Friday Nov 10th. It will have been 1 month so I an due a blood text. I would like to see the results. But afterward, I will go stop taking Metformin and add Spiro back.

For my diabetes, I am going back to a strict eating habit and weight training. I am going to find a trainer who works with Transwoman to stay learn and keep some muscles while under HRT for transwoman..

Friday, November 3, 2017

Friday November 3, 2017 - The right Boots for your body type

Winter is finally coming to Atlanta. I need to look for some new boots. Here is a video I found about finding the right boots.