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Offline TheNaylornator

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Physical figure
« on: April 19, 2020, 05:31:56 am »
Hi!

So I’m quite a ‘big bloke’ I’ve got quite a big physical figure, I’m 6”2 and all though I’m quite average on my weight, my figure is big.

For example, when standing next to some other guys I’m quite big.

And I just wondered if HRT changes your physical shape a bit? Or what I could do to make myself appear not so big and more feminine?

Thanks!

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Re: Physical figure
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2020, 05:46:29 am »
Good morning,

Yes HRT does change your physical body.

If you are taking estrogens, then expect to see a loss of chest and arm muscle mass. Also, you may put on additional fat to your thighs and rear. For you height,  you may lose an inch or two.

Unfortunately, any expectation for a petite body size is unrealistic. However, there are many cis women who are very large, so passing as a female is possible. I am also quite large. The single most important thing I did was lose weight. My profile picture is the real me, so judge for yourself.



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Re: Physical figure
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2020, 05:52:19 am »
I’m not expecting to lose loads of height as I understand that it would be unrealistic.

Thank you!

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Re: Physical figure
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2020, 08:29:14 pm »
HRT changed me A LOT.  And, four years in, the changes are still coming.  I only have a few items of men’s clothing left.  Most are sweat shirts that used to fit me somewhat close but now they are huge and baggy all over me.  I am 2.5 inches shorter, 3 inches smaller across the shoulders, went from a 40 regular to a 38B, 4 inches smaller in the waist, and 4 inches larger around the hips.

My center of gravity shifted lower, which improved my sense of balance.  My senses of taste and smell improved.

The amount of change really surprised me as I started transition at 53 years old, but I am so happy with my new body.

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Re: Physical figure
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2020, 08:42:43 pm »
HRT changed me A LOT.  And, four years in, the changes are still coming.  I only have a few items of men’s clothing left.  Most are sweat shirts that used to fit me somewhat close but now they are huge and baggy all over me.  I am 2.5 inches shorter, 3 inches smaller across the shoulders, went from a 40 regular to a 38B, 4 inches smaller in the waist, and 4 inches larger around the hips.

My center of gravity shifted lower, which improved my sense of balance.  My senses of taste and smell improved.

The amount of change really surprised me as I started transition at 53 years old, but I am so happy with my new body.

Carly,  Thank you for the play by play.  I'm only 7 months on HRT so there is a lot to look forward to.  I think this will give more than a few people some excitement for the future.

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Re: Physical figure
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2020, 10:04:22 am »
HRT can make you shrink to a point. You can lose muscle tissue. Probably have a size or two down in shoes. Maybe, don't expect too much in the genetic lottery.

There is nothing wrong with a tall girl.

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Re: Physical figure
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2020, 11:09:24 am »
My stature changed during the first year. I lost height and one show size so far. I now have women's hips, a butt, curves where women's curves are supposed to be. I started out at 6'0 and I'm now 5'10. I think age might also be a factor. I started transition at 50 years old and I'm now starting my 2nd year. I'm no longer as broad in the shoulders as my former self. My weight has decreased significantly from 283 lbs to 219 and still falling. I don't want to lose too much weight actually, I'd still like to be able to defend myself against a physical attack, God help the poor soul who tries that!

Time will change you one way or another. Since our bodies react to HRT differently it's hard to speculate what your changes might me.

Good luck and happy journey.

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Re: Physical figure
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2020, 06:26:23 pm »
Hi,

I lost weight. I was a 42A after my BA /GCS. I gained 30 pounds after GCS, life was really stressful and I ate too much. Anyhow I am 172 to 174 now and a 36/38 DD/D. Maybe it was age but I am 6'1" from 6"3" over 7 years on HRT.

I eat keto and lost a lot of visceral fat so my tummy and obliques are looking good. I have no butt so I do leg/butt exercises. I use to go to the gym before the lockdown and will return.

My skin is soft and there is a very small increase in subcutaneous fat.

I wear size 6 super slim jeans and medium tops. I am tall at 6'1". I can only do my part and HRT can do its part and genetics can do its part and the rest is up to me to accept.

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Re: Physical figure
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2020, 11:18:31 pm »
My stature changed during the first year. I lost height and one show size so far. I now have women's hips, a butt, curves where women's curves are supposed to be. I started out at 6'0 and I'm now 5'10. I think age might also be a factor. I started transition at 50 years old and I'm now starting my 2nd year. I'm no longer as broad in the shoulders as my former self. My weight has decreased significantly from 283 lbs to 219 and still falling. I don't want to lose too much weight actually, I'd still like to be able to defend myself against a physical attack, God help the poor soul who tries that!

Time will change you one way or another. Since our bodies react to HRT differently it's hard to speculate what your changes might me.

Good luck and happy journey.

Sophia

Sophia I think you will need a baseball bat to fend off your fans.  ;-)  I hit some kind of marker point just a while ago.  Men's jeans don't fit and its not the waist thats the issue.  Hoo Hoo! 

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Re: Physical figure
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2020, 06:01:20 am »
As others have mentioned, hormone replacement therapy can be very beneficial at any age. I would not worry too much about height: whilst being tall is certainly not ideal for passing as female, it is ultimately far from the most significant thing.
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Re: Physical figure
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2020, 03:07:03 pm »
Funny, for the last couple of days I've been asking myself: will my body change? I've been on HRT for nearly a year now and have seen plenty of physical changes:

- My skin has soften
- My breast has grown to a B Cup

But have not seen any fat redistribution happening yet or at least that I've noticed. Now, I'm exercising as I've read in some forums that you must lose the male-weight first because fat do not move around, your new fat goes to the right places but the old fat would remain where it is.

It has been frustrating for me to be 11 months on HRT and my body doesn't seem to budge. What I got from some of you is that it takes time. Patience has not been a strength of mine during this transition.

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Re: Physical figure
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2020, 03:17:10 pm »
I'm at normal weight BMI=20 and I found that I had to exercise to have a female waist line like a VS model.
There may be some weird genetics involved as I'm not on HRT but my waist to hip ratio is 0.73.
Which is better than fine for someone middle aged.  ;D

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Re: Physical figure
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2020, 03:38:58 pm »
Funny, for the last couple of days I've been asking myself: will my body change? I've been on HRT for nearly a year now and have seen plenty of physical changes:

- My skin has soften
- My breast has grown to a B Cup

But have not seen any fat redistribution happening yet or at least that I've noticed. Now, I'm exercising as I've read in some forums that you must lose the male-weight first because fat do not move around, your new fat goes to the right places but the old fat would remain where it is.

It has been frustrating for me to be 11 months on HRT and my body doesn't seem to budge. What I got from some of you is that it takes time. Patience has not been a strength of mine during this transition.

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Re: Physical figure
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2020, 03:40:47 pm »
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Re: Physical figure
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2020, 12:09:43 am »
People lose height? This I didn't know. I like being 5 10, not sure I want to become 5  8, even as a female, which is above average though for females. 5 10 is in the range of average for white males in the US  but 5 8 is too close to the low end of average for males for me to be ok with it.  If I detransitioned I'd be a 5 8 male?  Not liking that.

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Re: Physical figure
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2020, 02:38:54 am »
People lose height? This I didn't know. I like being 5 10, not sure I want to become 5  8, even as a female, which is above average though for females. 5 10 is in the range of average for white males in the US  but 5 8 is too close to the low end of average for males for me to be ok with it.  If I detransitioned I'd be a 5 8 male?  Not liking that.

I don't think it happens if you are trans ftm. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but it sounds like you were assigned female at birth and your gender identity is male?

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Re: Physical figure
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2020, 07:37:07 am »
People lose height? This I didn't know. ... If I detransitioned I'd be a 5 8 male?  Not liking that.

My dear iskra,

Transition is not anything to try it and see if you like it. We go through many years of struggle and self doubt before we transition. We transition because we absolutely need to.

Once we do transition, many of our previous physical features and functions are permanently changed. Those of us who have  detransitioned were disappointed unless they made this decision before they went to far into full transition. Am I clear on this?

First you need to know who you are and how you want to live the rest of your life. This is a serious step, not to be taken lightly. Just being a few inches shorter after transition is really a trivial reason for deciding against transition.

Oh, by the way, as we get older (I am 70) we lose a few inches due to spinal column compression, so you will shrink some, whether or not you transition.

I am so sorry if I am being a little rough on you. Please excuse me. I am just thinking of all the people, many years ago, who were denied transition and without hope, they took their own life.  :'(



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Re: Physical figure
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2020, 08:56:47 am »
People lose height? This I didn't know. I like being 5 10, not sure I want to become 5  8, even as a female, which is above average though for females. 5 10 is in the range of average for white males in the US  but 5 8 is too close to the low end of average for males for me to be ok with it.  If I detransitioned I'd be a 5 8 male?  Not liking that.

I've lived my life presenting as a 5'5" male and I have never had any issues with it. Sure, sometimes at work I couldn't reach things, but no one ever made fun of me for it. All of that stopped after middle school.

As a transgender woman I am so unbelievably happy I'm starting from 5'5".



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Re: Physical figure
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2020, 10:22:34 am »
There have been numerous reports of mtf losing height when taking estrogen or something similar for HRT.
I don't recall any reports going the other way, but the population of ftm is much smaller.

It is a consideration for me because I'm already and shorter than most GGs, so losing any height would be an issue.
And, being short and petite makes me male fail already, so it is harder to justify the risks and expense of HRT.

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Re: Physical figure
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2020, 03:03:17 pm »
There have been numerous reports of mtf losing height when taking estrogen or something similar for HRT.
I don't recall any reports going the other way, but the population of ftm is much smaller.

It is a consideration for me because I'm already and shorter than most GGs, so losing any height would be an issue.
And, being short and petite makes me male fail already, so it is harder to justify the risks and expense of HRT.

Male fail. That's funny. Losing height is most definitely a big change. I've heard others say it on other forums, that they did lose height, as much as 2 inches, which is significant loss. I believe it could happen to me.

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