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Re: Chelsea's Transition Adventure
« Reply #960 on: March 07, 2019, 08:58:11 pm »
  Hi Girlfriend! OMG! one year already! Congratulations! I am glad to read your update about how things have changed for the better for you. Girl, you maybe be having a difficult time with your weight but dang Hun you are good looking. I am so glad your Mom has turned the page and is finally able to see her daughter. I warms my heart.

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Re: Chelsea's Transition Adventure
« Reply #961 on: March 07, 2019, 11:13:43 pm »
Hi, Chelsea!  Congratulations on the 1 year anniversary.  I think your doc mentioned something like this, but quite a bit of the physical changes happen in the second year, and if you gain a bit of weight, much will likely go to the ‘right’ places! 

It’s also good to see the business is picking up, and family stuff is doing well.  Your future is bright!
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Re: Chelsea's Transition Adventure
« Reply #962 on: March 08, 2019, 01:52:40 am »
Hi Chelsea,

Congrats girl, you've come through an amazingly difficult period stronger and happier.
Let's pray for only good things for the next year.
All your hard works paid off and I'm so happy for you, especially things with your mum xx

Awesome update.

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Re: Chelsea's Transition Adventure
« Reply #963 on: March 08, 2019, 05:45:30 am »
Chelsea

Congratulations on your one year HRT anniversary. It is wonderful to read of so many good events in your summary.

You have lost a bit of height and can take a smaller size shoe; I have experienced the latter and I have gained weight in my 13 months HRT and hence I assume it must be loss of muscle in the feet. Many of us also experience the former.

You are feeling calmer and more emotional and cry easier which is further good news.

Your mom has completely come round to accepting you and your business is thriving.

Yes 2018 was a hard year for you but things have recently improved.

I hope you enjoy the remaining 10 months of 2019 as much as you enjoyed the first 2.

I know you are motivated and organized to take all necessary future action at the appropriate time. I am so happy for you.

Hugs

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Re: Chelsea's Transition Adventure
« Reply #964 on: March 09, 2019, 03:01:48 am »
I love makeup too. I will have to remember that. I'm used to rubbing my eyes anytime without thinking about it. :)

Hi! Nice to meet you too!



Update

I just came out to my best friend!
Everything is all good with us. His first response was "Your gonna help me work on my cars no matter what nail color you got on."  LOL  It feels like a big weight just got lifted off my shoulders.  I have been friends with him sense childhood and have worried about telling him for a long time. I know i will have some friends that probably won't talk
to me anymore but, that's OK because I have to do whats best for yours truly. :) 2 down and a lot more to go.

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You go girl! That’s awesome. I went full time 18 months ago but my best friend couldn’t handle it and I’ve lost contact with him - some people will struggle sadly but it’s the price of pure happiness and on balance i’m way ahead!


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Re: Chelsea's Transition Adventure
« Reply #965 on: March 09, 2019, 09:55:58 am »
You go girl! That’s awesome. I went full time 18 months ago but my best friend couldn’t handle it and I’ve lost contact with him - some people will struggle sadly but it’s the price of pure happiness and on balance i’m way ahead!


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Re: Chelsea's Transition Adventure
« Reply #966 on: March 09, 2019, 09:56:19 am »
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Re: Chelsea's Transition Adventure
« Reply #967 on: March 10, 2019, 10:29:07 am »
Thank all of you so much! I wanted to spread a little good news and say that I have gained 6 pounds and really have no idea how. I'm pretty sure I am still eating the same. Lack of stress maybe??  :laugh:  Either way I like that I'm finally gaining!!

Hugs,
 
       Chelsea
First Therapy Appointment 2-26-18
Came Out To Sister 2-27-18
First Endocrinologist Appointment 3-7-18
Started HRT! 3-7-18
First Voice Therapy Appointment 4-23-18
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Came out to MOM!!!! 5-17-18



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Re: Chelsea's Transition Adventure
« Reply #968 on: March 10, 2019, 03:56:23 pm »
Great news!
But now old friends they're acting strange
They shake their heads, they say I've changed
Well something's lost, but something's gained
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Re: Chelsea's Transition Adventure
« Reply #969 on: March 13, 2019, 07:19:42 pm »
I second that, great news.

I wonder if E and lower T may be contributing to the weight gain?

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Re: Chelsea's Transition Adventure
« Reply #970 on: March 14, 2019, 10:46:09 am »
Thank all of you so much! I wanted to spread a little good news and say that I have gained 6 pounds and really have no idea how. I'm pretty sure I am still eating the same. Lack of stress maybe??  :laugh:  Either way I like that I'm finally gaining!!

Hugs,
 
       Chelsea

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Re: Chelsea's Transition Adventure
« Reply #971 on: March 14, 2019, 06:20:53 pm »
Thank all of you so much! I wanted to spread a little good news and say that I have gained 6 pounds and really have no idea how. I'm pretty sure I am still eating the same. Lack of stress maybe??  :laugh:  Either way I like that I'm finally gaining!!

Hugs,
 
       Chelsea

I'll bet that the stress is the culprit, especially in the type of work you do. Stress can cause a number of unwanted health issues.

Good news indeed. Hang in there Chelsea.
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Re: Chelsea's Transition Adventure
« Reply #972 on: March 26, 2019, 08:24:09 am »
I'm still offering to give you some of my weight

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Re: Chelsea's Transition Adventure
« Reply #973 on: April 06, 2019, 04:20:07 pm »
Month 13 Update


Well, I honestly never thought that I would get to the point of not passing as a boy anymore but its here. Something about half way through month 11 I started noticing more changes. Its like they are happening faster. Whatever it is I hope it keeps on going. I'm so happy I cant stand myself. lol. In the past two weeks I have been called Ma'am at least 5 times, had a door held for me and called "sweetheart" at guitar center this weekend.

Thing is I'm dressing in "boy mode" and I look more like a girl in her boyfriends clothes. Its like I am still trying to hold on to my comfort buy hiding in my boy clothes. I'm having a very hard time going full time. My family and my friends are telling me the guy look left me months ago. Now the comfort of my "boy look" does not really work anymore. I am uncomfortable in public as a guy now also. My breast are impossible to hide now and my face is so soft looking. The girls at the Pilot store at the end of my road are always saying "Hi Chelsea" when I walk in even if there are 15 construction workers in there. Talk about feeling weird and out of place. lol

Me and mom are doing great. I honestly never thought we would be close like that again. She told me the other day that "You don't look like my little boy anymore." I said "No but I look like your daughter and I'm happier now." I think she can tell I'm happy and is probably the reason she has accepted me.

Work has been busy as ever and is the main reason I haven't posted in a while.

I'm not stressed anymore and have put on 7 pounds so far. Lots of bread, pasta and protein has been doing the trick along with the exercise I've been doing for a few months.

I still have not got back into voice therapy just yet. I am making a appointment this week to start back. I'm a little nervous about going because it has been so long. There has been a few times where I was called ma'am and when I spoke they would either look at me with a weird look or call me sir. lol  So yeah I got to get the voice fixed ASAP.
The same person I see for voice therapy also helps trans-women with posture and walking.  I think I do pretty good  but figured while I'm already there I could see if she can help me improve.

I think that's about it for now. I normally try and post a selfie each update so I will try and get one on here later.
I really miss talking to all of you and I'm gonna try and be more active.



Hugs,
        Chelsea
First Therapy Appointment 2-26-18
Came Out To Sister 2-27-18
First Endocrinologist Appointment 3-7-18
Started HRT! 3-7-18
First Voice Therapy Appointment 4-23-18
Came out to my Brother!!!! 5-3-18
Came out to MOM!!!! 5-17-18



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Re: Chelsea's Transition Adventure
« Reply #974 on: April 06, 2019, 06:05:17 pm »
Thank you for sharing your experiences Chelsea.
It sure sounds neat to be gendered female in mens clothes!
Its not the same thing as the girl-in-boyfriends clothes thing you mention, but I aspire to being gendered female, (or at least make people wonder), when in pants and very light to no makeup at times. It seems important to me not to have to be in a major costume production in order to be gendered female.
Good luck finding a comfortable weight for you!



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Re: Chelsea's Transition Adventure
« Reply #975 on: April 06, 2019, 06:45:07 pm »
Chelsea, your avatar is female.

 You may want stretch your boundaries. It sounds like you are well received and have support so, you may want to start with jeans then add a top. Summer is coming and fitted tops to show off your figure would be cute.

Good luck and it is great news that you are putting on a few pounds.

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Re: Chelsea's Transition Adventure
« Reply #976 on: April 07, 2019, 07:15:48 am »
Hello again Chelsea

As you know I have been following your story since the start - therapy and then HRT wef March 7th 2018.

I am absolutely delighted to see that physical changes are now happening at a faster rate resulting in correct gendering including in boy mode and also that you are and your mom are getting on so well. Relatives who disapprove at first quite often accept us when they see how happy we are in transition.

This is wonderful uplifting news.

Hugs

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Re: Chelsea's Transition Adventure
« Reply #977 on: April 07, 2019, 12:53:53 pm »
Chelsea this is a wonderful update!  Yes we do seem to be the last ones to see that we no longer pass as our natal gender.  Others pick up on it quickly.  I'm happy to hear your business is going well and your relationship with mom is good.  I know you never thought you would be at this point but dreams do come true when you believe. 
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Re: Chelsea's Transition Adventure
« Reply #978 on: April 07, 2019, 01:43:05 pm »
Wow, Chelsea! Things are really progressing well for you! I can actually hear the happiness and joy in your words! Fabulous to see this happening! All the best as you continue along your path! Hugs!

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Re: Chelsea's Transition Adventure
« Reply #979 on: April 07, 2019, 07:07:27 pm »
That's awesome!!! Passed right by me. ;D
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