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Re: As mtf, what do you like the most and least as part of transitioning?
« Reply #40 on: August 11, 2019, 11:33:27 am »
I would like to buy some nice, quality clothes, but I really do not want to pay for them knowing that my body is going to change. Apparently, my E is really low (US 15) so Spiro is doing all the work until I get my dose up.

Most stores have discount racks as many GGs consider discount shopping to be a sport!

I really like the ones at Kohls, as the discounts can be pretty deep, 70 or 80%  And they let you take another 10 to 30% if you sign up for their affinity credit card with frequent discount coupons that come in the mail.

Kohls has teaser prices at the very start of the sale.  $16 baby tees were marked down to $10.  They are now $12 at the end of the sale.  But they also move stuff to the discount racks during the sale, so I bought some newly discounted stuff at the end of the sale! (before my 30% coupon expires).

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« Reply #41 on: August 11, 2019, 09:33:03 pm »
Most stores have discount racks as many GGs consider discount shopping to be a sport!

I really like the ones at Kohls, as the discounts can be pretty deep, 70 or 80%  And they let you take another 10 to 30% if you sign up for their affinity credit card with frequent discount coupons that come in the mail.

Kohls has teaser prices at the very start of the sale.  $16 baby tees were marked down to $10.  They are now $12 at the end of the sale.  But they also move stuff to the discount racks during the sale, so I bought some newly discounted stuff at the end of the sale! (before my 30% coupon expires).


Marion,

Sounds as if you got some good pricing!   :)

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Re: As mtf, what do you like the most and least as part of transitioning?
« Reply #42 on: August 12, 2019, 07:53:51 am »
What I like the most:  Being able to take out the garbage as Dorit!
What I like the least: Eight months of post-op discomfort! (But not the results)
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« Reply #43 on: November 09, 2019, 08:29:16 am »
Currently,

What I like the least:  Getting clocked and overhearing unflattering comments.

What I like the best:   Being me out and about as my female self and being with friends.

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Be tender to others.  You are as beautiful as the thoughts you think and the words that your speak.   Always stay cheerful, be polite, kind, and understanding.  Knowledge and action shown without love is not impressive.  If you look for the good in people you will find it. Healthy relationships are so important to good living.

Good living, joy, unity, love, and happiness can come from following these practices: Never let selfishness or conceit motivate you.  Regard others as more important than yourself.  Do not limit attention to only your interests, but include the interests of others

It is not usually about how fast you transition, it is about how well you transition.  

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« Reply #44 on: January 20, 2020, 07:01:28 am »
Most stores have discount racks as many GGs consider discount shopping to be a sport!

I really like the ones at Kohls, as the discounts can be pretty deep, 70 or 80%  And they let you take another 10 to 30% if you sign up for their affinity credit card with frequent discount coupons that come in the mail.

Kohls has teaser prices at the very start of the sale.  $16 baby tees were marked down to $10.  They are now $12 at the end of the sale.  But they also move stuff to the discount racks during the sale, so I bought some newly discounted stuff at the end of the sale! (before my 30% coupon expires).

You might want to check out Hanes.com as they have some sales right now.  I think an additional 30% on clearance items too.  They have a lot of “sister brands” so sometimes you can find a nice bra.

I also think there is free shipping on everything at the moment.  If not, try the FREESHIP promo code to see if it works.  I do not buy much there but I do see their sales.  Much cheaper usually than Amazon for the same stuff.  It can take a week to get your clothes though for free or standard shipping.  They give a new customer discounts, a pop-up will come on the screen as you browse. 

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Be tender to others.  You are as beautiful as the thoughts you think and the words that your speak.   Always stay cheerful, be polite, kind, and understanding.  Knowledge and action shown without love is not impressive.  If you look for the good in people you will find it. Healthy relationships are so important to good living.

Good living, joy, unity, love, and happiness can come from following these practices: Never let selfishness or conceit motivate you.  Regard others as more important than yourself.  Do not limit attention to only your interests, but include the interests of others

It is not usually about how fast you transition, it is about how well you transition.  

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« Reply #45 on: January 20, 2020, 07:03:04 am »
Dislike:  I am beginning to see the need for more clothing storage space!
What is a lady to do?  Closet and drawer cleaning-out time!

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Be tender to others.  You are as beautiful as the thoughts you think and the words that your speak.   Always stay cheerful, be polite, kind, and understanding.  Knowledge and action shown without love is not impressive.  If you look for the good in people you will find it. Healthy relationships are so important to good living.

Good living, joy, unity, love, and happiness can come from following these practices: Never let selfishness or conceit motivate you.  Regard others as more important than yourself.  Do not limit attention to only your interests, but include the interests of others

It is not usually about how fast you transition, it is about how well you transition.  

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Re: As mtf, what do you like the most and least as part of transitioning?
« Reply #46 on: January 20, 2020, 02:09:30 pm »
The part I liked least was the money. It was a wheelbarrow full of money that could have gone into the stock market.

The part I liked best was finally knowing how to act and what to say.

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Re: As mtf, what do you like the most and least as part of transitioning?
« Reply #47 on: January 20, 2020, 02:23:51 pm »
Most:  I love being AND presenting as myself.

Least:  I do not like all the medical procedures, medicines and recoveries associated in changing an old body (age and gender) to a new look.

I still am doing what I need to do and learning to be more satisfied versus dissatisfied to finish this transitioning phase and be better able to concentrate on the living as me phase.
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« Reply #48 on: January 20, 2020, 02:37:44 pm »
The part I liked least was the money. It was a wheelbarrow full of money that could have gone into the stock market.

The part I liked best was finally knowing how to act and what to say.


I am glad you have the “best” part you mentioned.  That is so nice.

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Be tender to others.  You are as beautiful as the thoughts you think and the words that your speak.   Always stay cheerful, be polite, kind, and understanding.  Knowledge and action shown without love is not impressive.  If you look for the good in people you will find it. Healthy relationships are so important to good living.

Good living, joy, unity, love, and happiness can come from following these practices: Never let selfishness or conceit motivate you.  Regard others as more important than yourself.  Do not limit attention to only your interests, but include the interests of others

It is not usually about how fast you transition, it is about how well you transition.  

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Re: As mtf, what do you like the most and least as part of transitioning?
« Reply #49 on: January 20, 2020, 04:59:31 pm »
Most, I am my true self and also having a loving and accepting husband in my life

Least,none supportive people trying to make the choices for I made for me.

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Re: As mtf, what do you like the most and least as part of transitioning?
« Reply #50 on: January 20, 2020, 06:11:55 pm »
This will be dark. 


Liked best.   HRT - My emotions finally stabilized.  I finally got some good sleep.  (I only slept 4 hours a night at best for 20 years)  I didn't want to put a bullet through my head anymore and actually felt good for the first time since I was a teen.  It probably saved me.  I purposefully had a friend keep the only gun I owned because of it.  It would have made it too easy when I was dipping into that depression.  Best thing I ever did for myself was get that little blue pill.

Least fav -  Knowing that eventually I'll be joining that group of the most hated of all people.  The in-between part where it's passing or not makes for a scary situation.   Black, Gay, and deformed people don't get as much grief as this.  MTF's have it the hardest from what I keep reading and hearing just because the societal norms pressure them more than most.  Not being manly seems to be one of the worst crimes possible.   Even the feminists sometimes have a problem with it?  I was surprised and saddend to hear that.  The utter non-acceptance until you "pass" is just heartbreaking.   
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Re: As mtf, what do you like the most and least as part of transitioning?
« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2020, 12:11:41 am »
I don't really like being trans, it's just something that I'm stuck with.

The most: I don't hate my body as much anymore I guess.

The least: Losing everything that ever mattered, and having to fight tooth and nail to get it back.

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« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2020, 05:23:04 am »
I think almost all of us would agree the best thing about transitioning is getting to just be one’s real self!
For me I don’t think anything associated with my transitioning is bad (as in unexpectedly so) but there are challenges of course. The most difficult part is the impact that it has had on my children



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Re: As mtf, what do you like the most and least as part of transitioning?
« Reply #53 on: January 21, 2020, 07:21:32 am »
I think almost all of us would agree the best thing about transitioning is getting to just be one’s real self!
For me I don’t think anything associated with my transitioning is bad (as in unexpectedly so) but there are challenges of course. The most difficult part is the impact that it has had on my children



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Pammie, I aways seem to walk a slightly different path. I’m transitioning to get rid of dysphoria. I’ve always felt like myself, just couldn’t always express myself as I preferred.

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« Reply #54 on: January 21, 2020, 07:39:26 am »
Pammie, I aways seem to walk a slightly different path. I’m transitioning to get rid of dysphoria. I’ve always felt like myself, just couldn’t always express myself as I preferred.

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Ok, I think it’s very similar in that if you have dysphoria there is a disparity between gender identity and assigned biological sex and being oneself in my interpretation includes removing dysphoria by aligning the two - i’m guilty of expressing things too simplistically again


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« Reply #55 on: January 21, 2020, 12:28:46 pm »

I am glad you have the “best” part you mentioned.  That is so nice.

Chrissy

 ;) Yeah, I have an owner's manual for my current body. I didn't have a clue how to drive the old one.

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« Reply #56 on: February 17, 2020, 12:23:22 pm »
Is there anything you did not expect from transitioning, after starting transitioning?

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Be tender to others.  You are as beautiful as the thoughts you think and the words that your speak.   Always stay cheerful, be polite, kind, and understanding.  Knowledge and action shown without love is not impressive.  If you look for the good in people you will find it. Healthy relationships are so important to good living.

Good living, joy, unity, love, and happiness can come from following these practices: Never let selfishness or conceit motivate you.  Regard others as more important than yourself.  Do not limit attention to only your interests, but include the interests of others

It is not usually about how fast you transition, it is about how well you transition.  

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« Reply #57 on: February 17, 2020, 01:57:55 pm »
Is there anything you did not expect from transitioning, after starting transitioning?

Chrissy
In my wildest dreams I hoped to feel more complete and less doubting but I didn’t ever even hope to be 100% complete and to have not even a millisecond of doubt - such a wonderful surprise!


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« Reply #58 on: February 17, 2020, 02:11:52 pm »
In my wildest dreams I hoped to feel more complete and less doubting but I didn’t ever even hope to be 100% complete and to have not even a millisecond of doubt - such a wonderful surprise!


I opened the door and the light shone in


Good for you Pammie!


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Be tender to others.  You are as beautiful as the thoughts you think and the words that your speak.   Always stay cheerful, be polite, kind, and understanding.  Knowledge and action shown without love is not impressive.  If you look for the good in people you will find it. Healthy relationships are so important to good living.

Good living, joy, unity, love, and happiness can come from following these practices: Never let selfishness or conceit motivate you.  Regard others as more important than yourself.  Do not limit attention to only your interests, but include the interests of others

It is not usually about how fast you transition, it is about how well you transition.  

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« Reply #59 on: February 17, 2020, 02:42:21 pm »

Good for you Pammie!


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