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Re: My Very Own HRT thread!
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2017, 06:20:21 pm »
Hi Maddie
Its great to hear you enjoying the changes you are experiencing on HRT. I was terrified I would get no real effect from the E because I had T floating around my system  for so long I really couldn't see it would make any real difference to me. How wrong was I  ;D

Eating is possible the toughest for me, I have a sweet tooth anyway but the change of taste I have experienced has made it very hard for me to leave chocolate alone. Since starting HRT I have put on 6+kgs....Good luck with the weight loss.

It a pity your insurance won't cover you but it sounds like the cost is reasonable without it. Not having them cover any trans stuff could be problematic down the track? Hope not
 
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Re: My Very Own HRT thread!
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2017, 07:29:50 pm »
Congrats on everything.

I'm not far behind you in terms of start dates of HRT.  I have noticed some mental changes.  It's hard to describe but things seem quieter in my head.  My skin does feel a little softer but I don't know how much of that is from the change in body wash and from the HRT.  I have noticed that the pores on my nose are smaller and look better.  I have had the testicular pain as well but it hasn't bothered me all that much.

Good luck.

thanks! I bet your skin changes are from the HRT, not the bodywash, with me my skin was the first change I noticed! 9 days into it I looked in the mirror and my skin was so much healthier looking!

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Re: My Very Own HRT thread!
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2017, 07:30:32 pm »
maddie if you don't mind me asking how tall are you ? i'm 5 10 1/2 and my weight is about the same as yours. thank you
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Re: My Very Own HRT thread!
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2017, 07:32:38 pm »
Hi Maddie
Its great to hear you enjoying the changes you are experiencing on HRT. I was terrified I would get no real effect from the E because I had T floating around my system  for so long I really couldn't see it would make any real difference to me. How wrong was I  ;D

Eating is possible the toughest for me, I have a sweet tooth anyway but the change of taste I have experienced has made it very hard for me to leave chocolate alone. Since starting HRT I have put on 6+kgs....Good luck with the weight loss.

It a pity your insurance won't cover you but it sounds like the cost is reasonable without it. Not having them cover any trans stuff could be problematic down the track? Hope not
 

omg, i've been craving so much chocolate lately! and I've been buying the more expensive stuff too, the bars that are like $3 or so. I'm hoping that spending more on it will make me want to savor it and not eat it too fast lol

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Re: My Very Own HRT thread!
« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2017, 07:45:37 pm »
If you want to slow down your chocolate consumption, freeze it and melt it in your mouth. Freezing it make it last far longer so you get your chocolate fix without using as much. As for me, the cheap stuff works just fine. I keep a bag of Kisses in the freezer and grab a few when I want chocolate.
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Re: My Very Own HRT thread!
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2017, 04:22:02 am »
If you want to slow down your chocolate consumption, freeze it and melt it in your mouth. Freezing it make it last far longer so you get your chocolate fix without using as much. As for me, the cheap stuff works just fine. I keep a bag of Kisses in the freezer and grab a few when I want chocolate.

Here in Australia chocolate won't last to long so we always put in in the fridge to prevent it, but I have never thought to freeze it...great idea...Oh yeah!!! frozen Cadbury chocolate on a hot day...droooooool or any day for that matter
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Re: My Very Own HRT thread!
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2017, 11:05:03 am »
Here in Australia chocolate won't last to long so we always put in in the fridge to prevent it, but I have never thought to freeze it...great idea...Oh yeah!!! frozen Cadbury chocolate on a hot day...droooooool or any day for that matter

I also keep mine in the fridge, at least during the summer.  I get the dark chocolate Lindt bars that are at least 85% cocoa.  Those ones are actually good for you.
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Re: My Very Own HRT thread!
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2017, 01:24:02 pm »
I also keep mine in the fridge, at least during the summer.  I get the dark chocolate Lindt bars that are at least 85% cocoa.  Those ones are actually good for you.
Did you ever try the Lindt 99%?  Wow!  Goes great with an espresso.
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Re: My Very Own HRT thread!
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2017, 01:28:39 pm »
I notice I crave chocolate when my E levels are too low. :( A common manifestation in women days before their periods, when hormone levels begin to drop. I LOVE dark chocolate!!!

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Re: My Very Own HRT thread!
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2017, 01:52:29 pm »
Did you ever try the Lindt 99%?  Wow!  Goes great with an espresso.

No, I've never seen higher than 90%, which is my usual.
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Re: My Very Own HRT thread!
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2017, 02:57:53 pm »
Two words: Andes Mints.



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Re: My Very Own HRT thread!
« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2017, 03:07:17 pm »
Interesting i never have craved sweets on HRT at all. Sort of the opposite, the things i do crave are savory/salty stuff like chips, salsa, pickles, kimchee, cheese etc. Eggs, wow eggs are my new favorite food, i eat them so often.

When i do decide to have a sweet though it is invariably chocolate.



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Re: My Very Own HRT thread!
« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2017, 05:23:49 am »
Did you ever try the Lindt 99%?  Wow!  Goes great with an espresso.

Goes even better with more Lindt ... ;D
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Re: My Very Own HRT thread!
« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2017, 09:56:13 am »
Here in Australia chocolate won't last to long so we always put in in the fridge to prevent it, but I have never thought to freeze it...great idea...Oh yeah!!! frozen Cadbury chocolate on a hot day...droooooool or any day for that matter

  Cadbury is good yes, But I've been enjoying my frozen Ghiradelli flavored chocolates one square at a time lately. The cherry is wonderful.

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Re: My Very Own HRT thread!
« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2017, 08:33:30 pm »
hehe I love that this turned into a chocolate thread, that's so funny!

yesterday I bought a Cadbury fruit and nut milk chocolate bar, it has raisins and almonds and I just put it in the freezer, can't wait to try it frozen!

also, next week my mom is going on vacation to Ocean City and she's going to bring me back fudge from Candy Kitchen, it's amazing and I'm going to have to work out super hard that week lol

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Re: My Very Own HRT thread!
« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2017, 09:37:00 pm »
DO NOT freeze the fudge. It's very critical to maintain the correct crystal structure and water balance. Get this wrong and the flavor will remain the same but the texture will be destroyed.

As for the candy bars, the almonds are mostly oil so freezing them shouldn't be a problem. The raisins might be a little on the hard side so bite carefully.
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Re: My Very Own HRT thread!
« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2017, 09:49:04 am »
Did the frozen chocolate bar....a fine idea!!!...just took me a bit longer to get through the block...your are right, it does last longer LOL I think the real issue here for me, is one of restraint or lack there of. ;D
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Re: My Very Own HRT thread!
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2017, 09:28:50 pm »
so tomorrow starts my 6th week, and so far I've felt no new physical changes, and nothing new on the mental front either. I was actually feeling a bit masculine over the last week because of work, and then I got fro-yo with a friend on friday night and I was in the middle of talking to her and then I stopped and pointed out some pretty clouds and I actually started to tear up!! it was pretty funny, she's one of my best friends and is super supportive about my transition but she did yell at me to stop lol

as for the weight, I'm stuck at 208 for the 3rd week in a row!! grrrr! I really need to focus on this more, but I have less energy because I've been working overtime and it's at the point in this job where I just don't care anymore, I've got no motivation because I know this job is ending soon. I really wanted to be down to 200lbs by labor day and at this point I just don't think I'm gunna make it. Hopefully I can get down to 200 by september 15th, that's my next appointment with the gender doctor and hopefully he will increase my estrogen dose then!

I had my 2nd electrolysis session this week. I need to figure out a way to speed this up, the woman I see has a full schedule. I had one hour long session last month, one this week, then my next appointment isn't until the end of October. I might try to find someone within an hour's drive that can work on me more often, I'd like an hour every two weeks if possible! I tried one laser session back in May and I just don't think that it's going to work with the color of my facial hair, so electrolysis it is

oh and I got some good chocolate this week and put it in the freezer, I def like the freezer trick! I got a dark chocolate bar that's spiced with ancho chiles and it has dried cherries in it, yum!

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Re: My Very Own HRT thread!
« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2017, 06:36:12 am »
oh and I got some good chocolate this week and put it in the freezer, I def like the freezer trick! I got a dark chocolate bar that's spiced with ancho chiles and it has dried cherries in it, yum!

Dena has a lot to answer for....I did the chocolate freezer thing as well...slowed me down...yeah sure LOL

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Re: My Very Own HRT thread!
« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2017, 11:57:59 am »
Lowering carb intake can do wonders for weight loss but be sure to replace the lost carbs with plenty of fat, this won't lead to weight gain as is thought by many and studies have shown this for decades in humans.

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