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Title: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on July 01, 2013, 03:41:32 am
week 1 vs week 30
(http://i.imgur.com/MjKrz8f.jpg)

14 months ago vs today
(http://i.imgur.com/KhExEhi.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Alaia on July 01, 2013, 04:29:41 am
Damn girl! That's amazing, great job!

So many of the transformations here just blow my mind. Definitely gives me hope.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on July 01, 2013, 04:32:48 am
@Jenny - Sweet!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Carlita on July 01, 2013, 08:18:26 am
Damn girl! That's amazing, great job!

So many of the transformations here just blow my mind. Definitely gives me hope.

This!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on July 01, 2013, 08:21:10 am
week 1 vs week 30
(http://i.imgur.com/MjKrz8f.jpg)

14 months ago vs today
(http://i.imgur.com/KhExEhi.jpg)

You clean up rather nicely Sweet Pea, love those sparkly eyes!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Antonia J on July 01, 2013, 08:40:04 am
week 1 vs week 30
(http://i.imgur.com/MjKrz8f.jpg)

14 months ago vs today
(http://i.imgur.com/KhExEhi.jpg)

Jenny - I hate you...you are such a doll and dare I say a better looking woman than where you started? I am so jealous  :)

Very happy for your transition and thanks for being so open in sharing.  Inspiring to me.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Horizon on July 01, 2013, 11:24:39 am

Hmm...you either became your younger sister or your own daughter...I can't tell!

Gorgeous, of course!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on July 02, 2013, 03:23:50 am
Damn girl! That's amazing, great job!

So many of the transformations here just blow my mind. Definitely gives me hope.

Thanks Alaia! I feel like that is the best possible outcome of posting pictures here.. that I would inspire someone or make them feel better about transitioning. I do think it is possible to work miracles with your look if you put the time in and open up to yourself. Overall I notice tons of differences across my face and body, but I think most of the most noticeable changes have been presentational. I realized early on that starting HRT at 28 would not yield me everything I dreamed of when it came to passing... There would be a lot more to the equation.

I know that there are certain things I was lucky with due to genetics, but I have worked HARD to get where I am today. I really hope that comes through. Nothing I have done has just fallen into my lap.. except for maybe this community of helpers, critique-ers, and friendly relatable personalities .. I am SO thankful to so many people here.. too many to list, really (... okay Shan you take the cake :D Jamie you are right up there, too) I don't think I would be this happy without finding Susan's. The least I can do is try to help members here as others have helped me- in any way possible.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Queen B on July 02, 2013, 04:28:38 am
Jenny you're stunning. :icon_eek:
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ria c on July 02, 2013, 06:19:12 am
For someone just at the start of this journey you are giving me such inspiration
All of you thank you
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: michelle666 on July 02, 2013, 04:37:05 pm
week 1 vs week 30
(http://i.imgur.com/MjKrz8f.jpg)

14 months ago vs today
(http://i.imgur.com/KhExEhi.jpg)

Amazing change! You look great.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: BunnyBee on July 02, 2013, 05:11:55 pm
I think I love this thread above all other threads because I just know it is the biggest help in the world for those starting out.  I wish I could post something here but I don't think I have the pics.

Everybody, and I mean EVERYBODY has made such AMAZING progress except those that looked great to begin with, maybe.  On the recent ones, Jenny, I see a girl under the scruff tbh, but the change is stunning.  Rachel... Omg!  Wow!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on July 02, 2013, 05:52:11 pm
I think I love this thread above all other threads because I just know it is the biggest help in the world for those starting out.  I wish I could post something here but I don't think I have the pics.

Everybody, and I mean EVERYBODY has made such AMAZING progress except those that looked great to begin with, maybe.  On the recent ones, Jenny, I see a girl under the scruff tbh, but the change is stunning.  Rachel... Omg!  Wow!

You are so right about this thread Jen, I think it is the best myself. And no on the highlighted comment, we all know that you were drop-dead-gorgeous all along anyway..LOL Auntie Shan really admires so many of you younger women and yes, OMG WOW!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: KateConnors on July 02, 2013, 08:02:44 pm
March 2008
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1234422/Susans/florence.jpg)

August 2012
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1234422/Susans/twins.jpg)

June 2013
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1234422/Susans/IMG_0991.jpg)

I would say this is more of a before and "during" since transition is still ongoing (I don't always present as female since my id is still male and I have to travel internationally for work.  In Japan at the moment for work, all my Japanese colleagues are intrigued by my "pop star appearance" with no idea it's due to the E :) )
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on July 02, 2013, 08:08:46 pm
Kate, good to see you again!  Your little one is so cute ... takes after you.  :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: V M on July 02, 2013, 08:53:34 pm
Looking good Kate and your 'mini me' is adorable  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: KateConnors on July 02, 2013, 09:10:13 pm
Looking good Kate and your 'mini me' is adorable  :)

In the photo taken in August 2012, my daughter said "We're like twins!"   :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on July 02, 2013, 09:15:52 pm
Awww.  I remember when mine were that age.  Now the youngest is 19 and sullen.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Rachel84 on July 02, 2013, 09:27:32 pm
Rachel... Omg!  Wow!

Thanks Jen.  To be honest I really hadn't realized just how much I've changed until I put those two pictures side by side.  Thanks for the feedback.

Jenny and Kate, you both look so cute and natural.  Very adorable pictures.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RonnieMay on July 03, 2013, 12:09:34 am
Before (18 Years Old):
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/eaf5e453ad507e31d4f66b07c561eabc/tumblr_mpcgwtrDoJ1qamlrxo1_500.jpg)
After (20 months on E (20 Years Old)):
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/e6945a84235416be415026eb1d246b13/tumblr_mpcgwtrDoJ1qamlrxo2_500.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Bardoux on July 03, 2013, 04:52:18 am
Before (18 Years Old):
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/eaf5e453ad507e31d4f66b07c561eabc/tumblr_mpcgwtrDoJ1qamlrxo1_500.jpg)
After (20 months on E (20 Years Old)):
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/e6945a84235416be415026eb1d246b13/tumblr_mpcgwtrDoJ1qamlrxo2_500.jpg)

Gorgeous :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Bardoux on July 03, 2013, 04:56:51 am
In the photo taken in August 2012, my daughter said "We're like twins!"   :D

You look great Kate, and you both look so happy :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jane's Sweet Refrain on July 03, 2013, 07:54:17 am

June 2013
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1234422/Susans/IMG_0991.jpg)

I would say this is more of a before and "during" since transition is still ongoing (I don't always present as female since my id is still male and I have to travel internationally for work.  In Japan at the moment for work, all my Japanese colleagues are intrigued by my "pop star appearance" with no idea it's due to the E :) )

How you could at all pass as male is a total mystery to me. You have such a natural feminine radiance! I love seeing pictures of women who, like me, have young children. Simply lovely.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on July 03, 2013, 08:00:32 am
Kate and Ronnie May, both fabulous transitions WOW ladies!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: BunnyBee on July 03, 2013, 10:27:16 am
Just wow, both of you :)

Oh and that little girl...eep!  Cute!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on July 04, 2013, 07:26:58 pm
June 2011
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/246787_1749838226524_18979_n.jpg)

June 2013
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/941123_379936452116999_952348791_n.jpg)

Sooo cute, another good looking chickster!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: carol_w on July 05, 2013, 12:04:27 am
Alice, awesome transition!  I had to laugh at your shirt and your tattoo - I own a 2012 Impreza (that someone will have to pry out of my cold dead hands, I love it so much.)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: PHXGiRL on July 05, 2013, 08:42:06 pm
Before (18 Years Old):
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/eaf5e453ad507e31d4f66b07c561eabc/tumblr_mpcgwtrDoJ1qamlrxo1_500.jpg)
After (20 months on E (20 Years Old)):
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/e6945a84235416be415026eb1d246b13/tumblr_mpcgwtrDoJ1qamlrxo2_500.jpg)

wow! you are gorgeous I can't help but be jealous. Lucky girl starting so young! :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Bookworm on July 05, 2013, 11:18:16 pm
i took the second image last night to compare breast growth over the last year.  i was genuinely surprised to notice such a huge change in my face instead!


july 2012 (pre hormones) and july 2013 (about 8/9 months hrt)

looking good
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: =celestica= on July 05, 2013, 11:20:43 pm
i took the second image last night to compare breast growth over the last year.  i was genuinely surprised to notice such a huge change in my face instead!


july 2012 (pre hormones) and july 2013 (about 8/9 months hrt)

You look good.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on July 06, 2013, 02:23:15 am
"before and after" reached 2,000 posts.  Time for a new collection.  The old topic will drift down off the first page.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MaidofOrleans on July 06, 2013, 05:04:07 am
Day 1

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I've actually been taking a picture every month to mark changes but didn't want to fill the page with 9 photos  ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Elsa on July 06, 2013, 08:01:40 am
Thought I'll post here... it's been a while since I've done a before and after post...

Year 2010 - Pre HRT (before any HRT)
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/46b687dc7d1dc9d4fa56d540ab9a3ed0/tumblr_mpimkvVxfn1szoubdo1_1280.jpg)

Jan/Feb 2011 I stopped HRT for a year and a half after this pic
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/7598acf43c9604550c7648ccda635a22/tumblr_mpimu7ImA01szoubdo1_500.jpg)

May 2013 after 13 months of HRT
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/82b14690e3aced240e60a2a821bb8a99/tumblr_mpimnbLbKw1szoubdo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Elsa on July 06, 2013, 08:07:22 am
Celestica, MaidofOrleans, RonnieMay, alice10 and KateConnors - you are all looking really beautiful in those pics. :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on July 06, 2013, 08:58:22 am
Thought I'll post here... it's been a while since I've done a before and after post...


I've not seen your "before" posts, all I can say is incredible, the girl is darling!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on July 06, 2013, 10:10:30 am
Thanks mods for moving my post over to the new thread :D

I was not expecting that!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on July 06, 2013, 10:13:34 am
Day 1

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Very nice changes. You look so delicate in the after photo :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on July 06, 2013, 10:22:16 am


I would say this is more of a before and "during" since transition is still ongoing (I don't always present as female since my id is still male and I have to travel internationally for work.  In Japan at the moment for work, all my Japanese colleagues are intrigued by my "pop star appearance" with no idea it's due to the E :) )


Incredible transition so far Kate, love the little Poo Bah in the photos, she is precious!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Carrie Liz on July 06, 2013, 02:41:56 pm
*subscribes

As always, this is my absolute favorite thread, so I want to keep up with it.

Congrats on the amazing transformations, everyone! :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamison on July 06, 2013, 03:02:32 pm
Day 1

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I would of labeled you female even pre-hormones. Lookin' good.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Noah on July 06, 2013, 08:40:47 pm
Fall 2011, Pre-Everything vs. Summer 2013, 10 mo HRT

(http://i.imgur.com/CePI6aI.png)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Rachel84 on July 06, 2013, 11:09:37 pm
Wow, Di, you look fabulous.  Absolutely gorgeous.  Your smile lights up your whole face.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: KayCeeDee on July 07, 2013, 12:45:04 am
Here's my "before and currently" since I have a ways to go yet :)
(http://i.imgur.com/YOWMC6T.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/eVHRcPv.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on July 07, 2013, 12:51:07 am
OMG!  No comparison.  Incredible.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on July 07, 2013, 12:52:37 am
Di, am I going crazy, or were you wearing a baseball cap before?  Because that was really cute.

LOL, too much beauty.  I'm losing it!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: BunnyBee on July 07, 2013, 01:26:54 am
I can't keep up with all the posts, but

Orihime, whoa!  seriously...?  Major changes!
Princess Di, you look beautiful and your before pic looks like your brother.  Def not the same person.
Maidoforleans, subtle changes cause you started out pretty feminine looking, but they make a really big difference nonetheless.  Big diff in the story your eyes tell about how you were feeling.
Vibes6, again.. different person.  You look so cute now :)

The best thing is seeing smiles replacing despair.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Miranda Catherine on July 07, 2013, 05:27:14 am
Sorry if I didn't mention some of you gorgeous ladies, but I wrote this post Saturday morning....Jenny, Alice, Ronny May, Kate, Spooky and Ms. Orleans, you girls/women make me proud to be trans and sick to be me. Ms. Maid, you could have gone full time months ago, imho, so I'm sooo happy to see you're going to do it in less than two months. I'm sure you must already be living part time, but the freedom of finally living your life as you were always meant to makes me really happy for you. All of you look so gorgeous, but truthfully, Spooky, Ronny May, and Jenny, your age, beauty and the many years ahead of you where you'll live as you were meant to, brings my catastrophic past into focus. I'll be 59 in 40 days,  and I won't have two years of living full time till September 7th, literally the only two years since childhood I've ever been happy. I'm writing this and posting the accompanying photos for you girls who know who you are but haven't yet taken the only steps you know in your mind, body, soul and spirit that will ever make you happy. I began transitioning and stopped within a few months at 23 years old, the biggest mistake and heartache in an empty existence of knowing every day of it I was female and strangling in the slow death of male impersonation. My biggest problem now is looking back at my former life, but it always gets better each time I see myself in the mirror, look down to see my now thin, feminine hands, or think about the guy I met last October who's in love with me and I'm in love with. So all of you girls afraid to take that step to make your now male body match your feminine heart and soul, look at all the women here and know they once looked and felt like you do now (or like me, much worse). Then ask yourself truthfully, 'will I ever be happy living as a male?'
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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on July 07, 2013, 09:18:27 am
Miranda, you are beautiful inside and out!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: BunnyBee on July 07, 2013, 10:37:53 am
The change is unbelievable Miranda!  I love what you said too :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: carla_lew on July 07, 2013, 01:46:18 pm
These transformations are absolutely mind-blowing, beautiful, and inspiring!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on July 07, 2013, 05:30:41 pm
Incredible, Miranda!

I had no idea how far you've come. You look great now :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on July 07, 2013, 05:41:07 pm
Here's my "before and currently" since I have a ways to go yet :)
(http://i.imgur.com/YOWMC6T.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/eVHRcPv.jpg)

OMG Orhime, you look terrific honey! That guy looks like your brother and the only way I can tell is the smile which is charming, but you look gorgeous doll face!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on July 07, 2013, 05:44:10 pm
Fall 2011, Pre-Everything vs. Summer 2013, 10 mo HRT

(http://i.imgur.com/CePI6aI.png)

Once again, so very pretty! Read your website blog, Kudos!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: KayCeeDee on July 07, 2013, 09:01:00 pm
Thanks everyone! I have to say these before and afters were an inspiration to me when I was starting out, so I'm thrilled to be amongst you :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Miranda Catherine on July 08, 2013, 03:18:18 am
Miranda, you are beautiful inside and out!
Shan, you say the nicest, coolest things, some of which I'm sure I don't deserve! But thank you, thank you! This girl loves a compliment, especially when it's sincere, even if it isn't quite true, lol!
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The change is unbelievable Miranda!  I love what you said too
Jen, thank you very, very much too. You ladies know how to make a girl feel good about herself.
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Incredible, Miranda! I had no idea how far you've come. You look great now
And Jenny, I hope you know how beautiful and special I think you are.

I'm not always happy, but I'm happy and at peace the vast majority of my life now. I no longer exist, I live and love the life God gave me when he saved me from myself. Before I show you these photos, I have to say, Orihime and Princess Di, you are both gorgeous young women and should be ecstatic over your transition!

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This is my 58 year old surfer girl pic, taken four days ago
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: big kim on July 08, 2013, 03:51:01 am
Miranda you were a hot guy and an even hotter girl!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on July 08, 2013, 08:35:38 am
Shan, you say the nicest, coolest things, some of which I'm sure I don't deserve! But thank you, thank you! This girl loves a compliment, especially when it's sincere, even if it isn't quite true, lol!

We'll have to get made up and wear summery dresses and heels and do lunch sometime by the water at one of those outdoor places with the big market umbrellas and you can tell me how in the world you would think I'd complement you and it wouldn't be true. You know your Auntie Shan is a no BS type of gal, what I said is what it is sweetie! You deserve the best for being a survivor of what has been a horrific struggle, I truly admire that kind of determination and resolve. We can hope that it's infectious because there are a lot of folks here that could benefit from catching it.

But this Saturday, July 13th, 2013, I'll have two years sober!!! I have no doubts or illusions that if I hadn't stopped drinking I wouldn't have transitioned. And if I hadn't transitioned I know I'd be dead now.

  :eusa_clap: Clean, sober and only 58 years young with the entire second half of your life up ahead, congratulations young lady! You're just a kid honey, time to enjoy your life! I turn 70 in August!  :D ;D
                                                             

Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Miranda Catherine on July 08, 2013, 11:09:15 pm
We'll have to get made up and wear summery dresses and heels and do lunch sometime by the water at one of those outdoor places with the big market umbrellas and you can tell me how in the world you would think I'd complement you and it wouldn't be true. You know your Auntie Shan is a no BS type of gal, what I said is what it is sweetie! You deserve the best for being a survivor of what has been a horrific struggle, I truly admire that kind of determination and resolve. We can hope that it's infectious because there are a lot of folks here that could benefit from catching it.

  :eusa_clap: Clean, sober and only 58 years young with the entire second half of your life up ahead, congratulations young lady! You're just a kid honey, time to enjoy your life! I turn 70 in August!  :D ;D

Thank you, Shan. We'd have to bring our S.O.'s, so they wouldn't think we were doing the nasty with perfect strangers who couldn't keep their eyes, then hands off us! And I know you mean the compliments, and truthfully, I deserve the compliment about having determination and resolve to change my existence into a happy life from mere survival and literally nothing more. And even though I had a couple periods of not drinking for 7 months once and 120 days another, I white knuckled every moment I didn't have a beer in my hand and alcohol in my system. I was a 'dry drunk' and a bitch in private and an <jerk> and a bitch in general. But it's been so easy this time, that I haven't been tempted once to have even one beer, but that's more the Lord than anything I've done, because he kept me alive through all three suicide attempts. Then he gave me the hope that I could live as the woman He made me if I didn't give up. I haven't felt for one moment I did anything other than finally make absolutely the best decision of my life by transitioning. And I thank God every time I look in the mirror that He gave me female features and too much estrogen throughout my life. God is Great and I am finally happy. But thank you, Auntie, thank you. If I ever get up to the Puget Sound area we'll have to make a day of it under that big umbrella! Love you, Mira

By the way, I turn 59 on August 16th, what day is your birthday?
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Post by: Shantel on July 09, 2013, 09:20:54 am
Thank you, Shan. We'd have to bring our S.O.'s, so they wouldn't think we were doing the nasty with perfect strangers who couldn't keep their eyes, then hands off us! And I know you mean the compliments, and truthfully, I deserve the compliment about having determination and resolve to change my existence into a happy life from mere survival and literally nothing more. And even though I had a couple periods of not drinking for 7 months once and 120 days another, I white knuckled every moment I didn't have a beer in my hand and alcohol in my system. I was a 'dry drunk' and a bitch in private and an <jerk> and a bitch in general. But it's been so easy this time, that I haven't been tempted once to have even one beer, but that's more the Lord than anything I've done, because he kept me alive through all three suicide attempts. Then he gave me the hope that I could live as the woman He made me if I didn't give up. I haven't felt for one moment I did anything other than finally make absolutely the best decision of my life by transitioning. And I thank God every time I look in the mirror that He gave me female features and too much estrogen throughout my life. God is Great and I am finally happy. But thank you, Auntie, thank you. If I ever get up to the Puget Sound area we'll have to make a day of it under that big umbrella! Love you, Mira

By the way, I turn 59 on August 16th, what day is your birthday?

August 3rd for me, you're just a kid still, eleven years my junior! I'm going for botox again today to get the grumpy guy looking wrinkle ironed out of the bridge of my nose. Probably could use a brow lift but......$$$ Ya know. Love you too sweetie!
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Post by: RonnieMay on July 09, 2013, 10:59:09 am
Y'all don't need to worry about anything, you are all looking perfect! I am ever so slightly jealous!



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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Noah on July 09, 2013, 10:01:10 pm
Wow!! thank you all so much for the kind words. It really means a lot to me. Miranda, you are so inspiring to me - such a beautiful woman. Well done.

<3 Di
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Miranda Catherine on July 10, 2013, 12:42:36 am
Wow!! thank you all so much for the kind words. It really means a lot to me. Miranda, you are so inspiring to me - such a beautiful woman. Well done.
<3 Di
Di, thank you so very, very much. You know what I said and wrote about you when I first saw you and read your blog. You're a truly beautiful young woman, inside and out, and you'll still far outdistance my looks when you get my age, girl! You're one of the truly gorgeous, cis born looking girls. Just remember, God gave you a wonderful gift, so appreciate His work (and yours, obviously!) when you look in the mirror. God bless you, sweetie! Mira
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Keaira on July 10, 2013, 06:09:43 am
Videos. 1 year  into transition (April 2012) and then 1 month ago (June 2013):

My face got rounder. lol
Keaira (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW4qzocPHHg#) Greetings to Susans Members (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjHg_meQ2xw#)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kelly_aus on July 10, 2013, 06:28:07 am
August 2010
(http://i.imgur.com/u7Nm7.jpg)

July 2013
(http://i.imgur.com/auy382F.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Bardoux on July 10, 2013, 07:47:56 am
Love your hair cut Kelly! Frames your face so well
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on July 10, 2013, 09:42:39 am
1 year  into transition (April 2012) and then 1 month ago (June 2013):

My face got rounder. lol


You've come a long way Keaira, you both have!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Keaira on July 10, 2013, 02:03:44 pm
I should have made a before video. But, when you really hate your own appearance, you kind of dont want to. I was on a low estrogen dose ar the time of the 1st video.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Madeline on July 10, 2013, 02:11:23 pm
Just joined this forum a few days ago.  I must say everyone I've seen looks amazing!!!  It's great to see all the authentic beauty everyone is allowing to show through as their true self. 

Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Carrie Liz on July 11, 2013, 03:03:39 pm
6 MONTHS OF HRT!!! WOOHOO!!! :D

...which means I'm overdue to update my "Before and After" pictures. So here we go:



First off, a before and after of just my face... no wigs, no nothing, just my natural appearance:

Before: (1/8/13)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/923107_647719413761_1656576349_n.jpg)

After: (7/11/13)
(http://i40.tinypic.com/efh46w.jpg)



Next up, a before and after of myself with wigs on, attempting "girl mode"...

Before: (1/30/13, 4 weeks into HRT)
(http://i40.tinypic.com/2rykrqb.jpg)

After: (7/11/13)
(http://i44.tinypic.com/33bpzs2.jpg)



And finally, full body!

Before: (4/25/2009)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/2838_516314684891_5141042_n.jpg)

After: (7/11/13) [side note: no feminizing trickery here, IE padded bras or hip pads or anything... just my natural body now.]
(http://i42.tinypic.com/5l9w8p.jpg)



HRT is awesome!!! And this is only 6 months in. I can't wait to see what I'll be looking like by the end of the year!

Till next time...

Love ya!

-Carrie
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on July 11, 2013, 06:28:32 pm
OMG Carrie Liz, you are totally rad girl! What a huge change in your transition, kudos!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: TheAndrogynousAspie on July 11, 2013, 09:53:27 pm
Hey folks, I've been reading stuff on this forum on and off for years. I just came across this before/after thread and WOW it's AMAZING!

This is my first post so go easy on me eh? :P

I'll take a quick bit of time to tell yall a little about me:

I'm 39, born with Reifensteins Syndrome, also known as Partial Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (Grade 2/3). I had problems with my testicles since birth since they never descended until I was 8. I had problems with male puberty so long story short, my pediatrician put me on testosterone shots.

I got seriously depressed, because I loved the androgynous body and face I had before testosterone. My voice didn't even really started to break until the testosterone. I got out of my parents house as soon as I could and moved away. Tried to play the male game, I became a FAA licensed aircraft maintenance tech. I tried to play butch, but I was always read as effeminate or gay even though I married a woman when I was 21. My wife knew about my unusual body, and the problems I had with puberty and how testosterone shots made me feel physically and psychologically.

I wound up stopping the testosterone, because it was causing dangerously high blood pressure and keeping my glucose levels up. I hated my male body, facial hair, some arm hair and chest hair (thank god, I never got back hair and the chest I had was sparse, thin and not much of it). I told her due to being born with Reifenstein's, I was sterile - but she wound up falling in love with me anyway.

Fast forward to 2006: I was developing a lot of pain in my testicles, and found out I was entering the first stage of testicular cancer most likely due to my testes not descending until I was 8. So I had a bilateral orchiectomy in 2007. I wanted to transition then, but I decided to see how I felt once the testosterone was out of my body - maybe I would be 'healed' of feeling female. In short: no. Depleted of testosterone brought me psychological relief, I still had to transition.

2010: I started HRT, had a bunch of electrolysis, laser on the face, Radiesse to my cheeks and Restalyne to my lips

2013: I'm just a normal, happy person neither 100% male nor 100% female, but somehow, somewhere in the middle who is mentally and physically androgynous still married to the love of my life who stuck by my side through all of this

:)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img109/5927/9yvv.jpg)

(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/887/lrxv.jpg)

Here is a link to a video of mine on Youtube that shows a lot more pictures in your typical "before/after" slideshow thingy.

Male to female transition: One year of hormones - Before/After (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9VF3g0KrKU#)

You are all beautiful!

Mikki

Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on July 11, 2013, 10:06:14 pm
Hi there and welcome Mikki!  This topic is inspirational isn't it.  Part 1 has rolled down off page 1, but it can still be found.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Byron on July 11, 2013, 10:23:15 pm
(http://i42.tinypic.com/5l9w8p.jpg)

Wow, Carrie Liz!  This has to be (without a doubt) one of the best transitions I've seen in the 15 or so years I've been around.  You should be very proud with what's happened in such a short period of time. ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: V M on July 11, 2013, 10:23:52 pm
You look great Mikki  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: TheAndrogynousAspie on July 12, 2013, 12:02:11 am
Thanks V M.  :)

I don't identify as transgender/sexual... I guess I fall somewhere in the gender queer section.  ::)

All my life people said I had to look/be/act male. Then I transitioned to 100% female (minus SRS I "think" I'm happy with just the orchiectomy) and wasn't happy. I felt too conscience about my surroundings; meaning always wondering If I was getting "read". I live in Ft. Worth Texas. Not a too GLBT friendly town. So I started dressing androgynously (is that a word?). To me, gender isn't about clothes, make up, shoes, jewelry, perfume, etc. it's about being comfortable in ones skin. I feel very... no, V E R Y fortunate having come from a loving Italian/eastern euro background. My family would fight for me and protect me at all costs - not accost me, so I knew I had their support. :) My mother was afraid I was going to turn into some Jerry Springer miniskirt, high heel wearing, well, you get the idea.  ::) My changes were subtle. I did the hormone thing and gave it time. Took pictures each month to document the progress as you could see from the Youtube link in my original post. I figured it was time to go fulltime when in 'male' clothes, I was getting "maam/miss" when out and about - in which I did.  ;D The only time I got "dressed up" was to go to a function with my family at some redneck play in this hick town and I wore a full length dress, heels, professional makeup applied and got my hair done. Everyone was staring esp. my brother in law. I asked him if I looked like a freak show and he said 'no, you look gorgeous.' which shocked the hell out of me since he's a crazy ass redneck.  :D My in-laws had a hard time at first, but now they keep their opinions to themselves. My wife who loves me to death, I could tell a bit of her was constantly in mourning after I fully transitioned. So between that and me always worrying about being 'read', I found this wonderful balance between male and female. I still get maamed and now stared at when I talk as a male, but whatever, I just hit this "I just don't care what people think" point. I just tell them I'm the prettiest um, male you will ever meet next to Andrej Pejic.  :angel:  >:-)

PS,

How come I cant add a picture next to my name? It says I'm a "visitor"
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: V M on July 12, 2013, 12:46:32 am
Hi Mikki  :icon_wave:

Welcome to Susan's  :) Glad to have you here

Please be sure to review


Hugs

V M
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamiep on July 12, 2013, 12:55:53 am
@Mikki, welcome, wow, you have come through on the right side of a difficult early years. A remarkable video of your transition. As you say "blessed," to have your health, a supportive family, friends and a loving wife that has come out on the right side with you. Have a Great life.

@Carrie, you are blazing a trail to Beauty in a short time. Love the last pic.

Jamie
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: TheAndrogynousAspie on July 12, 2013, 09:50:29 am
Thanks V M and Jamie - I couldn't find where it said about being able to post an avatar! Awesome group of folks here!

Cheers!   8)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on July 12, 2013, 10:05:31 am

You are all beautiful!

Mikki

So are you mikki, rather stunning actually!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Carrie Liz on July 12, 2013, 11:35:48 am
Wow, Carrie Liz!  This has to be (without a doubt) one of the best transitions I've seen in the 15 or so years I've been around.  You should be very proud with what's happened in such a short period of time. ;)

Wow... completely was not expecting to get a comment like that! Thank you! :D

And yes, I am indeed very happy with it. This is the first time in my entire adult life that I've actually started to like my own body.

Thanks so much, everyone! I couldn't have done it without your support, as well as the inspiration from this very topic. Just 7 short months ago, I still believed that it was completely impossible... that I would always be stuck in a body that I hated. And then I stumbled onto this very thread, and it was one of the primary things that gave me hope that it really was possible. And now here we are!

Thank you so much everyone! Thank you! :D :D :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamiep on July 12, 2013, 12:10:04 pm
@Mikki, I forgot to post that it takes 15 post from you & then you should be able to post an avatar.

Jamie
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: TheAndrogynousAspie on July 12, 2013, 04:19:04 pm
Hey gang, I found a couple more pictures of me - before/after type pics. I had a hard drive crash without backing stuff up a while back so I lost a lot of pics.  :'(

I found them elsewhere on other media and uploaded them to a host site so here they are. To me, I think they are pretty dramatic changes. Note: at the time I went on HRT (just estradiol), I was post op from a bilateral orchiectomy three years prior and my body changed quite a bit from that alone and no estrogen. So it's my thinking that I believe being depleted of testosterone has REALLY helped, since there was nothing to "block" or overcome, so no need for spironolactone:

I have to laugh, because in the top pic with the goatee, it took me about two years to grow the dang thing then I would use mascara to darken it LOL.   :eusa_wall:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img59/4676/2bw4.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img39/2297/0mxh.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img21/3227/ba0u.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img197/6663/ebnl.jpg)





Edited For Dosages
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: TheAndrogynousAspie on July 12, 2013, 04:21:49 pm
@Jamie:

Thanks, I'm sure the motormouth I am, I'll get to 15 posts pretty quick!  :icon_blahblah:  :eusa_dance:
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on July 13, 2013, 10:12:27 am
I'm sure you will.   ;)

That second picture looks as if your hair was thinning.  No sign in the later pics.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: E-Brennan on July 13, 2013, 06:50:08 pm
That second picture looks as if your hair was thinning.  No sign in the later pics.

I noticed that too.  Only because my own hair is at that stage - thin up front and rapidly receding.  And I was wondering how the hair thickened up (not that it's any of my business, because you look great, but is it real or artificial, and if it's real can you tell me your secret?)

I think you made an excellent choice with your gender.  Your pictures now compared to then are extraordinary.   :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: TheAndrogynousAspie on July 14, 2013, 03:36:16 pm
I think you made an excellent choice with your gender.  Your pictures now compared to then are extraordinary.   :)

Thank you, I'll take that as a compliment hehe :)

You know, it's interesting, to me at least, I never though of my hair as 'thin' until We got back from Hawaii and I saw that pic. I was like OMG my hair! I went in the bathroom at home (I have 5 100 watt light bulbs so it's pretty bright) and looked at my hair at every angle and couldn't replicate it (that thin look).

I asked my spouse to look at my hair in the sun at the same angle around the same time of day as that pic, and she was surprised, it didn't look that thin like it did in the pic. Maybe it had something to do with the Hawaii sun? UV? LOL, I really don't know but, my hair shaft is fine, always has been. I get that from my mom. My mom is of Russian/Ukraine/E.U. decent, and a lot of the women in my family have thin hair. My dad is 100% Italian and his hair is so black and gorgeous. Why couldn't I have his hair! haha

But damn, that picture kinda looks like I have Alopecia.  :o :(

My secret? No secret, I REALLY thought it was the light, until I had my bilateral orchiectomy in 2007. By blessed luck after that, my hair thickened up (a little, not a lot) once all T production was gone post op. My T levels prior to surgery were in the low 100-103's naturally, no spiro. Even my endo was surprised that my face wasn't androgynous from such low T levels. But like I told him, my parents put me on T shots when I was a kid. Having Refeinstein's Syndrome just plain sucks. But androgen insensitivity is a whole separate discussion. They didn't know what to do/how to treat Reifenstein's in the 70's when I was born. Now, they let the children decide what gender they are as they get older.

I wanted to do hair extensions, but didn't want to spend $1200 on them. I just learned how to style it to hide that "M" LOL. I'm happy now, and to me, that's what counts. :)

Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on July 14, 2013, 03:44:12 pm
PAIS puts several of our members in an unusual position of ambiguity.  I think your transition photos are wonderful.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Silvermist on July 15, 2013, 05:54:10 pm
Here's a pre-HRT selfie: http://i.imgur.com/jSfOplX.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/jSfOplX.jpg)

For how I look now without make-up, see this post: https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,136263.msg1182623.html#msg1182623 (https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,136263.msg1182623.html#msg1182623)

For how I look with make-up and dressed-up, see this post: https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,138923.msg1182620.html#msg1182620 (https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,138923.msg1182620.html#msg1182620)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: truetranssoulrebel on July 15, 2013, 06:05:53 pm
June 2012

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/180203_10150880055775852_984117804_n.jpg)


July 2013 (1 Month of Hormones)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1011988_10151561062680852_1240558919_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Antonia J on July 15, 2013, 07:55:48 pm

July 2013 (1 Month of Hormones)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1011988_10151561062680852_1240558919_n.jpg)

I love your hair!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: TheAndrogynousAspie on July 15, 2013, 11:00:46 pm
PAIS puts several of our members in an unusual position of ambiguity.  I think you transition photos are wonderful.

Yes, you're absolutely right Jamie. I've become friends with many PAIS and CAIS girls.Damn those CAIS girls! Grr... lol. Anyway, You're right, a LOT of the PAIS boys who stay boys with no gender identity issues and their counterparts XY boys who transition m2f, sometimes are already in some sort of androgyny/ambiguity. I would LOVE to say I was androgynous before, but that would be a lie. However, at least being PAIS with the whole androgen receptor mutation thing going on, I 'like to think' estrogen worked pretty OK for me. What I'm curious to know and I never will is this: what would I have looked like 'now' if my pediatrician put me on testosterone as a kid? I received about 5 or 6 (hell, I can't remember, I'm 39) T shots throughout my youth.

Last T shot I believe I got was 15 or 16 (9th grade) because I had no chest hair, penis still didn't develop for the Tanner stage I was at, I had a prominent case of Gynecomastia (34B/C - and I weighed 145 lbs, so it's not like they were 'fat boy boobs'), no leg/arm hair/underarm, voice was still kind of high, very effeminate.

What sucks was, that last shot I got as a kid... that was a bitch - my life changed after that day. Acne, oily skin, body hair, voice got deeper. To me, that's the day my life got ruined. I know no normal "male" wants testicular cancer, I sure didn't, however, I'll count catching it in time was a blessing. I really think I had a 'pretty good' transition because besides being PAIS, I had virtually no T to overcome. Eight months post op is when I had my first hormone levels checked, and my T level was 8  >:-)

Is there any other folks here on the boards with PAIS? I'd love to connect with them.
Title: Before and after update
Post by: AlexisB on July 16, 2013, 02:41:00 pm
I just wanted to show an update of how far I've came :) plus for other girls and guys (yes guys your welcome too ;) to show their progress.
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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Just Ole Me on July 16, 2013, 09:31:51 pm
Alexis

You look amazing. It still shocks me how much a persons face is determined by hormones. How long between pictures?

I've only been onHRT for 3 months so....no major change yet.

Thanks

Kay
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: TheLance on July 16, 2013, 10:18:30 pm
WOW you ladies are lookin' gorgeous! I am blown away by what incredible progress you all have made. I hope to make the same progress in the other direction, lol. Keep it up, you all are absolutely beautiful.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on July 16, 2013, 10:34:53 pm
Yes, you're absolutely right Jamie. I've become friends with many PAIS and CAIS girls.Damn those CAIS girls! Grr... lol. Anyway, You're right, a LOT of the PAIS boys who stay boys with no gender identity issues and their counterparts XY boys who transition m2f, sometimes are already in some sort of androgyny/ambiguity. I would LOVE to say I was androgynous before, but that would be a lie. However, at least being PAIS with the whole androgen receptor mutation thing going on, I 'like to think' estrogen worked pretty OK for me. What I'm curious to know and I never will is this: what would I have looked like 'now' if my pediatrician put me on testosterone as a kid? I received about 5 or 6 (hell, I can't remember, I'm 39) T shots throughout my youth.

Last T shot I believe I got was 15 or 16 (9th grade) because I had no chest hair, penis still didn't develop for the Tanner stage I was at, I had a prominent case of Gynecomastia (34B/C - and I weighed 145 lbs, so it's not like they were 'fat boy boobs'), no leg/arm hair/underarm, voice was still kind of high, very effeminate.

What sucks was, that last shot I got as a kid... that was a bitch - my life changed after that day. Acne, oily skin, body hair, voice got deeper. To me, that's the day my life got ruined. I know no normal "male" wants testicular cancer, I sure didn't, however, I'll count catching it in time was a blessing. I really think I had a 'pretty good' transition because besides being PAIS, I had virtually no T to overcome. Eight months post op is when I had my first hormone levels checked, and my T level was 8  >:-)

Is there any other folks here on the boards with PAIS? I'd love to connect with them.

Yes there are.  You should check out the current and older posts on the Intersex talk board.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Alaia on July 17, 2013, 07:10:40 am
July 2013 (1 Month of Hormones)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1011988_10151561062680852_1240558919_n.jpg)
Looking great. I'm a bit envious of your hair. :D

I just wanted to show an update of how far I've came :) plus for other girls and guys (yes guys your welcome too ;) to show their progress.
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Wow Alexis, you look incredible! I wouldn't be able to clock you as anything but a CIS woman in public.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: AlexisB on July 17, 2013, 12:33:38 pm
Awk thankyou lol i've not started estrogen yet, just puberty blockers :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on July 17, 2013, 12:39:47 pm
Awk thankyou lol i've not started estrogen yet, just puberty blockers :)

Very pretty, an excellent candidate for full-blown womanhood!
Title: Re: Before and after update
Post by: Byron on July 17, 2013, 10:05:14 pm

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When I see photos like this, it makes me begin to wonder whether I'm living on the wrong side of the Atlantic.  You're both beautiful.  Congratulations! ;)
Title: Re: Before and after update
Post by: Silvermist on July 18, 2013, 08:51:02 am
I just wanted to show an update of how far I've came :) plus for other girls and guys (yes guys your welcome too ;) to show their progress.
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Alexis, from this point forward, I will say the same thing every time that you post photos: You need to become a model. No objections please, just go and make it happen!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: AlexisB on July 18, 2013, 03:53:36 pm
awh thankyou! too lovely
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on July 19, 2013, 03:58:07 am
awh thankyou! too lovely

YOU are!

Looking great Alexis! You must be very happy!
Title: glam=0 Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: generous4 on July 20, 2013, 06:03:34 pm
For General Amusement:
My before and after images
(http://cdn8.triplepundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/train-wreck.jpg)(http://63.135.98.40/trainwreck02.jpg)
Train wrecks either way, just not made for glamor! :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on July 20, 2013, 06:18:59 pm
In the "After" picture, it appears to me that you are "stacked."   ::)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on July 20, 2013, 07:04:41 pm
In the "After" picture, it appears to me that you are "stacked."   ::)

I'm almost sure she is!  ;D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Heather on July 20, 2013, 07:28:35 pm
I still think I'm not far enough along for a true before and after. But really who cares?  ;) Alright My before pic was took in my old car sometime in 2011. And I think I can now see why the guys at work used to say I looked like Daniel Craig.
And I took this pic this week in my current car. So let me call this my before and after driving edition. I think a lot has changed other than the car I'm driving. ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on July 20, 2013, 07:44:16 pm
I still think I'm not far enough along for a true before and after. But really who cares?  ;) Alright My before pic was took in my old car sometime in 2011. And I think I can now see why the guys at work used to say I looked like Daniel Craig.
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Looking so pretty Heather! Who's the grumpy looking man in the photo above you? Holy smokes what amazing progress!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Heather on July 20, 2013, 09:10:20 pm
Looking so pretty Heather! Who's the grumpy looking man in the photo above you? Holy smokes what amazing progress!
Thanks Shantel That grumpy man showed up in a lot of my older photos. Thankfully I think I've seen the last of him.  ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sydney Greentree on July 20, 2013, 09:22:49 pm
Man to woman in 50 seconds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QE8uhow7Do#)

You think I pulled it off? :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: generous4 on July 20, 2013, 11:11:01 pm
In the "After" picture, it appears to me that you are "stacked."   ::)
Funny.  ;)

Closer to reality → the sagging in picture on left.  :o   ;D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on July 21, 2013, 12:07:53 am
Man to woman in 50 seconds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QE8uhow7Do#)

You think I pulled it off? :)

You are a master of the dystopian genre.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Joanna Dark on July 21, 2013, 02:03:31 am
I still think I'm not far enough along for a true before and after. But really who cares?  ;) Alright My before pic was took in my old car sometime in 2011. And I think I can now see why the guys at work used to say I looked like Daniel Craig.
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You're looking great Heather!!! Those are some big changes for only half a year of HRT.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Tristan on July 21, 2013, 06:30:34 am
I still think I'm not far enough along for a true before and after. But really who cares?  ;) Alright My before pic was took in my old car sometime in 2011. And I think I can now see why the guys at work used to say I looked like Daniel Craig.
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You have come such a long way. I like what I see :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Heather on July 21, 2013, 08:56:26 pm
Thanks Joanna and Tristan! I know I still got a long ways to go. But I'm grateful for all the changes I have experienced so far.   ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: lycheeblossom on July 23, 2013, 01:43:16 pm
It's been a while since I've posted in these threads, but I'm coming up on my 1 year on HRT mark (I really can't believe it!), and wanted to share:

A couple of months before HRT
(http://imageshack.us/a/img248/5281/beforedy.jpg)

~11 months HRT
(http://imageshack.us/a/img51/9854/yxp3.jpg)

I feel like I still have a ways to go, but I'm pretty happy with my progress so far.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: ZoeM on July 23, 2013, 01:59:04 pm
I still think I'm not far enough along for a true before and after. But really who cares?  ;) Alright My before pic was took in my old car sometime in 2011. And I think I can now see why the guys at work used to say I looked like Daniel Craig.
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Biggest change ever contender right here. :D

You look AMAZING, Heather. Visually completely passable, too, I believe.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Heather on July 23, 2013, 11:05:27 pm
Biggest change ever contender right here. :D

You look AMAZING, Heather. Visually completely passable, too, I believe.
Thanks Zoe! I don't know if I would say I'm a contender for the biggest change ever. I have seen many women on this site that have seen way more change than me. But I do appreciate the complement.  :)
Lycheeblossom you look great big changes girl!  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: PepperedIssy on July 26, 2013, 07:44:38 pm
It's been a while since I've posted in these threads, but I'm coming up on my 1 year on HRT mark (I really can't believe it!), and wanted to share:

I feel like I still have a ways to go, but I'm pretty happy with my progress so far.

Mother of Pearl!  :icon_yikes: You better be happy with your progress! I would suspect siblings, not anything else! Also you're smiling now, unlike before, so that's a x5 modifier for your points! I wouldn't believe you're anything but born girl through and through, just by looking at you. Also I kind of wish I could get my hair to do anything like that, instead it just points everywhere and feathers out in all directions. I've sort of given up, and just say, "it's bed head, get over it!" Heheh.  ::)

 I really don't think I could handle putting a before & after picture of myself up in plain view. I don't know how you all are doing it. Either way, it's nice to see the drastic differences in some, and just how certain things can shape how somebody looks.


Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Pia Bianca on July 27, 2013, 03:41:49 pm
Mother of Pearl!  :icon_yikes: You better be happy with your progress! I would suspect siblings, not anything else! Also you're smiling now, unlike before, so that's a x5 modifier for your points! I wouldn't believe you're anything but born girl through and through, just by looking at you. Also I kind of wish I could get my hair to do anything like that, instead it just points everywhere and feathers out in all directions. I've sort of given up, and just say, "it's bed head, get over it!" Heheh.  ::)

 I really don't think I could handle putting a before & after picture of myself up in plain view. I don't know how you all are doing it. Either way, it's nice to see the drastic differences in some, and just how certain things can shape how somebody looks.


That's exactly what I think.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on July 27, 2013, 08:05:21 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/TMyogmY.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Heather on July 27, 2013, 08:22:41 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/TMyogmY.jpg)
As usual you look great Jenny! Now I must say even though I know my hair will be that length in a few months. I'm kinda jealous!  :laugh: Anyways lots of progress girl!  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: lycheeblossom on July 27, 2013, 08:33:29 pm
Mother of Pearl!  :icon_yikes: You better be happy with your progress! I would suspect siblings, not anything else! Also you're smiling now, unlike before, so that's a x5 modifier for your points! I wouldn't believe you're anything but born girl through and through, just by looking at you. Also I kind of wish I could get my hair to do anything like that, instead it just points everywhere and feathers out in all directions. I've sort of given up, and just say, "it's bed head, get over it!" Heheh.  ::)

 I really don't think I could handle putting a before & after picture of myself up in plain view. I don't know how you all are doing it. Either way, it's nice to see the drastic differences in some, and just how certain things can shape how somebody looks.


That's exactly what I think.



Thank you both so much! I'm certainly happy now!  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on July 27, 2013, 08:35:48 pm
As usual you look great Jenny! Now I must say even though I know my hair will be that length in a few months. I'm kinda jealous!  :laugh: Anyways lots of progress girl!  :)

Thanks Heather! You've made a ton of progress yourself :D

** HIGH FIVE! **

&

Cheers!!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Amelia Pond on July 27, 2013, 08:51:21 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/TMyogmY.jpg)

You are simply stunning. I hope I turn out as pretty as you have and sound as pretty as you do too; I might have to give Yeson a shot. ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Alaia on July 27, 2013, 09:04:55 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/TMyogmY.jpg)
That's quite the metamorphosis Jenny--looking fab!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on July 27, 2013, 09:10:51 pm
You are simply stunning. I hope I turn out as pretty as you have and sound as pretty as you do too; I might have to give Yeson a shot. ;)

That's quite the metamorphosis Jenny--looking fab!

:D Thanks Amelia & Alaia!!

It's crazy how HRT changes things, but I never guessed that it would affect me as much as it has. I was in the ranks of folks not sure if I would ever pass or be confident enough to consider myself attractive presenting as a female. I feel lucky to have met people on here that really helped me through those months. In fact, because of Susan's, I always had a hope that things would turn out well... and I think it was the HOPE y'all instilled in me that has allowed my transition to go smoother than I ever dreamed possible.

I am just really thankful to have found this place. The politeness/kindness/sensitivity of the members here is in my opinion unparalleled- unlike anything I have ever seen! I feel like we are all in this together and I love being a member here :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Pia Bianca on July 28, 2013, 05:43:49 am
It's crazy how HRT changes things, but I never guessed that it would affect me as much as it has.
If it will affect me only half that much, I'll be totally happy. You look great!

In fact, because of Susan's, I always had a hope that things would turn out well... and I think it was the HOPE y'all instilled in me that has allowed my transition to go smoother than I ever dreamed possible.
When I see the pictures, I start to develop hope, too.

I am just really thankful to have found this place. The politeness/kindness/sensitivity of the members here is in my opinion unparalleled- unlike anything I have ever seen! I feel like we are all in this together and I love being a member here :)
Yeah, exactly. I don't need to add anything.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kathyk on July 28, 2013, 09:09:50 am
For those of you who haven't seen me before.  Don't worry, I'll delete these pictures fairly soon.

[Link Removed], and dressed up first.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on July 28, 2013, 09:15:27 am
For those of you who haven't seen me before.  Don't worry, I'll delete these pictures fairly soon.

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Hey Kathy,
         Where have you been lady? Looks like you're now enjoying your life just being you, atta girl hon! ((Hugs))
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kathyk on July 28, 2013, 09:45:28 am
Hi Shan.  Great to hear from you. 
Finally got my life together, and making it work.  I'll stick around awhile.  It's lonely in this part of Michigan.

Hugs, K
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kathyk on July 28, 2013, 10:39:50 am
Shan.  I got your message.  Not up to 15 posts yet, but working on it.   >:-)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Miranda Catherine on July 29, 2013, 02:37:26 am
(http://i.imgur.com/TMyogmY.jpg)
It's been a while since I've posted in these threads, but I'm coming up on my 1 year on HRT mark (I really can't believe it!), and wanted to share:

A couple of months before HRT
(http://imageshack.us/a/img248/5281/beforedy.jpg)

~11 months HRT
(http://imageshack.us/a/img51/9854/yxp3.jpg)

I feel like I still have a ways to go, but I'm pretty happy with my progress so far.

I still think I'm not far enough along for a true before and after. But really who cares?  ;) Alright My before pic was took in my old car sometime in 2011. And I think I can now see why the guys at work used to say I looked like Daniel Craig.
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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennifer.L on August 02, 2013, 10:14:17 pm
1 year of HRT
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/969809_421471487961684_97373191_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennifer.L on August 02, 2013, 10:31:06 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/TMyogmY.jpg)


Girl you hit the facial jackpot.  your look aborable.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on August 03, 2013, 08:49:12 am
1 year of HRT
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/969809_421471487961684_97373191_n.jpg)

Pretty nice face yourself Jennifer, and what a remarkable transition!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Madison Leigh on August 03, 2013, 12:22:16 pm
1 year of HRT
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/969809_421471487961684_97373191_n.jpg)

Very pretty.  That's quite the change, I'd be happy with just a portion of that success. :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on August 04, 2013, 05:58:37 am
1 year of HRT
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/969809_421471487961684_97373191_n.jpg)

You've come a long way, Jen, and your avatar is really cute!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennifer.L on August 04, 2013, 07:36:55 am
Well thank you girls :D  i think my blond hair helps alot. I loooovvve bing blond :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Anna++ on August 04, 2013, 06:03:06 pm
June 2010:
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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on August 04, 2013, 06:10:45 pm
June 2010:
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You're coming right along Anna, looking good and way girly. I like your naturally wavy hair, did you know it was going to be that wavy and nice?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: King Malachite on August 04, 2013, 06:12:27 pm
I'm digging the blonde hair on you Jennifer.  For some reason, it just seems so fitting on you.

@Anna wonderful transformation.  You pass completely in the second photo and it kind of reminds me of a 50's type of look.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Anna++ on August 04, 2013, 06:17:04 pm
You're coming right along Anna, looking good and way girly. I like your naturally wavy hair, did you know it was going to be that wavy and nice?

Nope!  The first photo is about as long as I would ever let it get... [denial]girls have long hair and I'm a guy darnit![/denial]

@Anna wonderful transformation.  You pass completely in the second photo and it kind of reminds me of a 50's type of look.

Thank you!  I hear that getting my eyebrows waxed last week helped a TON!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Heather on August 04, 2013, 07:22:36 pm
June 2010:
[Image Removed]Looking great Anna! Your starting to look really feminine.  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on August 04, 2013, 07:25:17 pm
Anna, the change in your cheeks is really pronounced!

Maddy
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: suzifrommd on August 04, 2013, 07:41:56 pm
June 2010:
...

August 2013:
...

Anna, I love your pictures. I don't know if you're as cheerful and upbeat looking IRL as you are when you photograph, but I every time I see one of your pics, I think "I wish I knew her. I bet she lights up a room."

Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Alaia on August 04, 2013, 08:02:19 pm
gone now :P
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Anna++ on August 04, 2013, 08:32:16 pm
Looking great Anna! Your starting to look really feminine.  :)

Yay!!  That's what I'm going for :)

Anna, the change in your cheeks is really pronounced!

Maddy

I wonder how much of that is hormones and how much is general weight loss.  I'm also down 40 pounds from when the first picture was taken.

Anna, I love your pictures. I don't know if you're as cheerful and upbeat looking IRL as you are when you photograph, but I every time I see one of your pics, I think "I wish I knew her. I bet she lights up a room."

Thanks for posting.

You're welcome!  And thanks for the comment!  I try to be that cheerful everywhere (it's much easier now that I'm on HRT), but I'm worried that I put on a "everybody stay away from me!" face while I was in stores an hour ago :(
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Pia Bianca on August 05, 2013, 12:43:45 am
June 2010:
...

August 2013:
...
Oh, what a transition. And additionally I now know why you are the "pink penguin."
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: monica93304 on August 05, 2013, 04:02:08 am
(http://i.imgur.com/TMyogmY.jpg)

Ms Jenny.  You are a beautiful woman.  I haven't been on HRT as long as yourself (19 months), and am eagerly awaiting to be on it as long as you have.

Incredible.

Monica.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Anna++ on August 05, 2013, 07:08:32 am
Oh, what a transition. And additionally I now know why you are the "pink penguin."

Haha, thanks!  I'm also the "pink penguin" because I had a pink Tux avatar for my first few months here (the same picture I'm currently using on Twitter)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on August 05, 2013, 09:39:42 am
Same day before and after :)
I know, it's not your traditional before and after, but I just wanted to have some fun with it.  ;D

Please don't quote this (or at least not my male mode pics). I'm still in the closet to some of my family and friends, so I'll be editing out those pics in a day or so. If you quote it then I'll have to yank them from my album.



And finally, the after after: (woke up in the morning after I fell asleep in that pic on the bed lol)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-kTU4lp6iBOw/Uf7lhhnSqsI/AAAAAAAAAIM/PhvAyRS-yyQ/w600-h800-no/after+after.JPG)



Wait, we don't have spoiler tags? Ah well, sorry about the picture spam then. At least they are thumbnail sized.  ;)

I understand right where you are at with your thinking right now, all I can say is that you have great potential, a lovely face to begin with. We'll be here with you as you move forward with it.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Dreams2014 on August 05, 2013, 10:12:00 am
week 1 vs week 30
(http://i.imgur.com/MjKrz8f.jpg)

14 months ago vs today
(http://i.imgur.com/KhExEhi.jpg)

You're so beautiful. I think I may have a crush on you.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on August 05, 2013, 10:15:01 am
You're so beautiful. I think I may have a crush on you.

Who doesn't, Jennygirl is hawt!  :D ;D :laugh:
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Pia Bianca on August 05, 2013, 02:17:06 pm
Haha, thanks!  I'm also the "pink penguin" because I had a pink Tux avatar for my first few months here (the same picture I'm currently using on Twitter)
Oh, I'd have betted that it's the ubuntu-logo on your before picture...
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Anna++ on August 05, 2013, 02:20:17 pm
Oh, I'd have betted that it's the ubuntu-logo on your before picture...

I guess there is that, too!  But the intention was to vaguely reference me being a Linux kernel developer.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Pia Bianca on August 05, 2013, 02:22:34 pm
I guess there is that, too!  But the intention was to vaguely reference me being a Linux kernel developer.
Oh, higher grade that is. I'm only using linux, although I'm a software developer, too.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Antonia J on August 05, 2013, 07:02:47 pm
Who doesn't, Jennygirl is hawt!  :D ;D :laugh:

^ This! Lol
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Alaia on August 05, 2013, 07:57:40 pm
I understand right where you are at with your thinking right now, all I can say is that you have great potential, a lovely face to begin with. We'll be here with you as you move forward with it.
Thanks Shan, that's good to hear.

Pics are gone now, probably wasn't the best thread for it anyway.  ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on August 06, 2013, 02:50:49 am
Who doesn't, Jennygirl is hawt!  :D ;D :laugh:

Ayayay!! Thanks Shan and Dreams :D :D :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Violet Bloom on August 06, 2013, 11:05:52 am
Just curious, Jenny, if the changes in your face (other than hair) have been purely HRT-related or partly loss of body fat.  I believe I have a rather similar body mass and starting facial structure to yours and what you've accomplished is exactly what I hope for my face once I start HRT.  With my approval for hormones a couple weeks away I guess I'll be finding out for myself rather soon!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on August 06, 2013, 12:59:47 pm
Just curious, Jenny, if the changes in your face (other than hair) have been purely HRT-related or partly loss of body fat.  I believe I have a rather similar body mass and starting facial structure to yours and what you've accomplished is exactly what I hope for my face once I start HRT.  With my approval for hormones a couple weeks away I guess I'll be finding out for myself rather soon!

Basically I was at 145 @ 5'8" about a year and a half ago when the pic on the bottom left was taken. Then as I approached transition, I started eating a super low sugar pescatarian diet and ended up at 130 in December when I started hormones.  I continued eating healthy and with the hormones I lost a lot of muscle mass in my neck, back, and shoulders bringing me down to 125 at one point. In late April, I upped my dose of progesterone and my appetite skyrocketed in May and I ended up eating quite a bit of meat, too. I feel like I've plateaued again at 140-142, only most of the weight that came back was fat and maybe a little muscle because I noticed my arms look a little bigger. My face rounded a little which I do like.

I'm not sure exactly what it is that hormones have done for my face, but it seems to me like the yo-yo weight effect made a rather big difference to my neck and jawline. More than anything facially though, I think it was learning how to apply eyeliner, removing beard hair, and trimming eyebrows ;) My friend said that my nose looks smaller, too, now. I can kind of see it.

I really feel like my results are very much attributable to things that I motivated, not so much that the hormones have completely changed my facial structure. I hope that helps!

Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Violet Bloom on August 07, 2013, 12:03:27 pm
Basically I was at 145 @ 5'8" about a year and a half ago when the pic on the bottom left was taken. Then as I approached transition, I started eating a super low sugar pescatarian diet and ended up at 130 in December when I started hormones.  I continued eating healthy and with the hormones I lost a lot of muscle mass in my neck, back, and shoulders bringing me down to 125 at one point. In late April, I upped my dose of progesterone and my appetite skyrocketed in May and I ended up eating quite a bit of meat, too. I feel like I've plateaued again at 140-142, only most of the weight that came back was fat and maybe a little muscle because I noticed my arms look a little bigger. My face rounded a little which I do like.

I'm not sure exactly what it is that hormones have done for my face, but it seems to me like the yo-yo weight effect made a rather big difference to my neck and jawline. More than anything facially though, I think it was learning how to apply eyeliner, removing beard hair, and trimming eyebrows ;) My friend said that my nose looks smaller, too, now. I can kind of see it.

I really feel like my results are very much attributable to things that I motivated, not so much that the hormones have completely changed my facial structure. I hope that helps!

Thanks for your reply.  The changes I see in your face look primarily like a loss of 'surface bulk' which could be fat loss/migration and/or fine muscle reduction.  It would be hard to say how much of this is due to hormones and how much to weight loss/re-gain but the changes are typical of what I've read about from HRT.  You seem to have lost thickness around the mouth, chin and jaw even with the re-gain of weight.  This is what I'm hoping for.  It's kinda like stripping a lumpy, rubbery mask away and leaving smoother and subtler features.  Make-up can't do all of that but using it to even-out my skin tone provides some illusion of it.

I'm 6'1" but slightly less than your starting weight.  No plans to drop to 130lbs as I only ever got down there from being seriously ill once upon a time.  I do eat very healthy though.  Everyone tells me I'm too skinny already but I'm quite healthy and my weight is literally rock-stable no matter how much or little I eat and I seem to be immune to occasional fast-food/junk-food ventures.

I'm also curious to know, since you have a similarly slender figure, how much change you've seen in the waste/hip/bum area, especially given your major percentage weight loss/regain.  I can squeeze a shape out of this 'twig' but only with very specific clothing cuts, making shopping all the more challenging.  So far I've only found one brand of jeans that fits and flatters me properly and has enough length for my mile-long legs.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on August 07, 2013, 12:45:21 pm
Thanks for your reply.  The changes I see in your face look primarily like a loss of 'surface bulk' which could be fat loss/migration and/or fine muscle reduction.  It would be hard to say how much of this is due to hormones and how much to weight loss/re-gain but the changes are typical of what I've read about from HRT.  You seem to have lost thickness around the mouth, chin and jaw even with the re-gain of weight.  This is what I'm hoping for.  It's kinda like stripping a lumpy, rubbery mask away and leaving smoother and subtler features.  Make-up can't do all of that but using it to even-out my skin tone provides some illusion of it.

I'm 6'1" but slightly less than your starting weight.  No plans to drop to 130lbs as I only ever got down there from being seriously ill once upon a time.  I do eat very healthy though.  Everyone tells me I'm too skinny already but I'm quite healthy and my weight is literally rock-stable no matter how much or little I eat and I seem to be immune to occasional fast-food/junk-food ventures.

I'm also curious to know, since you have a similarly slender figure, how much change you've seen in the waste/hip/bum area, especially given your major percentage weight loss/regain.  I can squeeze a shape out of this 'twig' but only with very specific clothing cuts, making shopping all the more challenging.  So far I've only found one brand of jeans that fits and flatters me properly and has enough length for my mile-long legs.

Wow you are very thin! You'll probably do very well gaining some weight once you've been on HRT for a while. I wouldn't rush it, though. Fat seems like one of those things that take some time to saturate with hormones.

I've had a lot of butt growth and a little hip. In my opinion the shape of my body has seen the biggest changes. Bust/waist/hip measurements since starting HRT have gone from 35/29/34 to 38/29/38. Most of the circumference in the hip measurement is from my butt sticking out though ;)

Ever since upping my progesterone dosage, my appetite soared and my weight did, too. The problem is that my arm muscles have increased in size too which I am absolutely not cool with! Going to be talking to my endo on Friday to see what that is all about! Arm muscles... YUCK!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Violet Bloom on August 07, 2013, 07:34:47 pm
Wow you are very thin! You'll probably do very well gaining some weight once you've been on HRT for a while.

I'm starting with roughly 35/30/35 and 142lbs.  I think my butt is actually pretty good already though any extra would help.  I just keep trying to tell myself I have a models' body ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Michelle S. on August 08, 2013, 06:19:25 pm
Hey!

So I made a <poor> timeline real quick to show HRT effects for another member and I thought while I'm at it, why not see what you guys think :)

I made this super quick so again it's <poor> but here it is:

(http://s11.postimg.org/8svuu0mub/crappytimeline.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Dreams2014 on August 08, 2013, 06:24:08 pm
Hey!

So I made a <poor> timeline real quick to show HRT effects for another member and I thought while I'm at it, why not see what you guys think :)

I made this super quick so again it's <poor> but here it is:

(http://s11.postimg.org/8svuu0mub/crappytimeline.jpg)

WOW!  :o
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Antonia J on August 08, 2013, 06:24:34 pm
Hey!

So I made a <poor> timeline real quick to show HRT effects for another member and I thought while I'm at it, why not see what you guys think :)

I made this super quick so again it's <poor> but here it is:


Thanks for the pic! This isn't <poor> at all, it is amazing and you look great in it!  Can I ask....did you lose weight after HRT? Your face and neck changed so dramatically (in a great way)! 
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Michelle S. on August 08, 2013, 06:31:39 pm
Thanks for the pic! This isn't <poor> at all, it is amazing and you look great in it!  Can I ask....did you lose weight after HRT? Your face and neck changed so dramatically (in a great way)!

lol well my weight has been pretty funny. When I started HRT, I also started watching what I ate and did this until like month 6... Then I just let myself go but looking at the pictures I see what you mean, so I honestly don't know lol. Pre-HRT I was probably 210. Around month 7 I want to say I was around 180 but I'd have to guess I'm back to 190 now.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on August 08, 2013, 06:36:33 pm
lol well my weight has been pretty funny. When I started HRT, I also started watching what I ate and did this until like month 6... Then I just let myself go but looking at the pictures I see what you mean, so I honestly don't know lol. Pre-HRT I was probably 210. Around month 7 I want to say I was around 180 but I'd have to guess I'm back to 190 now.

I wouldn't have guessed that about your weight from the photos, the last two pix gets one happy looking, pretty girl a big squeeze from Auntie Shan!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: V M on August 08, 2013, 06:37:31 pm
I think you have progressed really well and look great Michelle  :)
Title: Re: Before and after update
Post by: Priestess on August 08, 2013, 06:45:38 pm
I just wanted to show an update of how far I've came :) plus for other girls and guys (yes guys your welcome too ;) to show their progress.
[Link Removed]

i just joined this website and understanding the whole process going MTF but i wanted to know how long have you been on HRT along with what all else you did to see such great results o; .

you're are Gorgeous Alexis :3.
Title: Re: Before and after update
Post by: Priestess on August 08, 2013, 06:47:27 pm
I just wanted to show an update of how far I've came :) plus for other girls and guys (yes guys your welcome too ;) to show their progress.
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also, if you don't mind me asking, how old where you when you started ;o ?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Michelle S. on August 08, 2013, 06:51:06 pm
WOW!  :o

Thanks :)

I wouldn't have guessed that about your weight from the photos, the last two pix gets one happy looking, pretty girl a big squeeze from Auntie Shan!

Aww thank you, Auntie Shan :)

Yeah, I'm a big girl lol but I'm really tall (6'1-6'2 depending on the police line up... jk) so I wear it well, just a little chunky in the neck/face!

I think you have progressed really well and look great Michelle  :)

Thank you :)
Title: Re: Before and after update
Post by: Michelle S. on August 08, 2013, 06:52:04 pm
I just wanted to show an update of how far I've came :) plus for other girls and guys (yes guys your welcome too ;) to show their progress.
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I love your eye brows, I wish I could figure out how to style mine better! You look great :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Priestess on August 08, 2013, 07:02:06 pm
Hey!

So I made a <poor> timeline real quick to show HRT effects for another member and I thought while I'm at it, why not see what you guys think :)

I made this super quick so again it's <poor> but here it is:

(http://s11.postimg.org/8svuu0mub/crappytimeline.jpg)

omg c: .

your face is so adorbs, haha .

it's done great for you !
E the only thing you took or did you take AAs too ;o?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Michelle S. on August 08, 2013, 07:06:53 pm
omg c: .

your face is so adorbs, haha .

it's done great for you !
E the only thing you took or did you take AAs too ;o?

Thank you  :D

I've been on Estradiol and Spiro since day 1, and at month 6 my doctor added progesterone to the mix. That was ummm interesting to say the least lol. Forget estrogen when it comes to mood swings and such; progesterone is one hell of a drug  :o
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Priestess on August 09, 2013, 12:19:42 am
Thank you  :D

I've been on Estradiol and Spiro since day 1, and at month 6 my doctor added progesterone to the mix. That was ummm interesting to say the least lol. Forget estrogen when it comes to mood swings and such; progesterone is one hell of a drug  :o

yw c: .

and hahahaha.
are the mood swings really that bad x3 ?
but i know what the E and Pro does but wat does spiro do ;o ?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Pia Bianca on August 09, 2013, 12:56:02 am
So I made a <poor> timeline real quick to show HRT effects for another member and I thought while I'm at it, why not see what you guys think :)
Awesome fast transition and a very good result. You look great!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on August 09, 2013, 07:58:44 am
yw c: .

and hahahaha.
are the mood swings really that bad x3 ?
but i know what the E and Pro does but wat does spiro do ;o ?

Spironolactone acts as an anti-androgen.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kathyk on August 09, 2013, 03:45:34 pm
but i know what the E and Pro does but wat does spiro do ;o ?

Spironolactone will block testosterone production and cause a hormone imbalance, but by itself isn't HRT even if it can cause a little breast tenderness (enlargement) and skin changes over time. 

Hey!

So I made a <poor> timeline real quick to show HRT effects for another member and I thought while I'm at it, why not see what you guys think :)
 
That's a spectacular change in 11 months. 
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Apples Mk.II on August 09, 2013, 04:25:40 pm
Found some old photos the other day:

(http://i.imgur.com/QeLQgj2h.jpg)

It's more a thing of make up, laser and weight loss...
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on August 09, 2013, 04:29:08 pm
Found some old photos the other day:

(http://i.imgur.com/QeLQgj2h.jpg)

It's more a thing of make up, laser and weight loss...

You're on a roll, forward momentum is always good!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Just Ole Me on August 09, 2013, 09:21:08 pm
Spironolactone will block testosterone production and cause a hormone imbalance, but by itself isn't HRT even if it can cause a little breast tenderness (enlargement) and skin changes over time. 
 
That's a spectacular change in 11 months.

Hi Kathy,
I disagree somewhat. Spiro alone can do alot since it can lowers T levels alot and cis men naturally produce some estrogen so it can tilt the scales quite a bit. I had significant changes when I was only on spiro.

Hugs

Kay
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: V M on August 09, 2013, 10:14:34 pm
Hi friends  :)

This is the 'Before & After Topic', a place for members to show their progress

If you wish to discuss HRT please do so in the Hormone replacement therapy forum

Please try to stay on topic

Thank you

V M
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Keaira on August 10, 2013, 02:09:34 am

Before ( In or around Feb 22 2011)
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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Alaia on August 10, 2013, 03:02:54 am
[Image Removed]
I hope you kept that beanie!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Keaira on August 10, 2013, 04:48:07 am
Thank you. :) It's funny, I don't really see much difference. lol. And yes, I have that beanie. I don't get why everyone wants it so badly. I have 2 Thundercats logo t-shirts too.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Yuki-jker86 on August 12, 2013, 07:54:27 am
Looking over this thread seeing all these faces, I just realised something.
I really love you guys! such lovely people and doing something truly amazing!! :D

I can't present a before and after for HRT yet but I can give a before and after for the results of my working out A LOT and putting basic makeup on ^_^;
february 2013
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kp403aajo2fx69z/022013.PNG
august 2013
https://www.dropbox.com/s/l0ieauk0e3vcz21/2013-08-09%2001.39.40.jpg
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Lex on August 12, 2013, 03:57:04 pm
It's been a while since I've posted in these threads, but I'm coming up on my 1 year on HRT mark (I really can't believe it!), and wanted to share:

A couple of months before HRT
(http://imageshack.us/a/img248/5281/beforedy.jpg)

~11 months HRT
(http://imageshack.us/a/img51/9854/yxp3.jpg)

I feel like I still have a ways to go, but I'm pretty happy with my progress so far.

You look great! Very beautiful. You remind me so much of a girl I went to high school with.  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Lex on August 12, 2013, 04:00:14 pm
1 year of HRT
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/969809_421471487961684_97373191_n.jpg)

The blond looks excellent on you.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Catalina on August 13, 2013, 12:47:22 am
Some super old photos of me... XD The only ones left existing digitally!

2003
(http://www.freewebs.com/silverwings_88/PICT0211.JPG)

2004
(http://tinypic.com/b7l8yb.jpg)

1 year and 10 months on hormones:
(https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=a2ff674439&view=att&th=140762ccb845f6cd&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=1443230799134457856-1&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P-1JFBomS8XFAngA0rh38uk&sadet=1376372750846&sads=iEjGODz9uHR8tlW3jZ0zAo-oatE)

I know... my "terrible lighting in the evening" look. Unlike some of you who have lost weight on the hormones, I've gained weight!! ;____;
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamiep on August 13, 2013, 09:23:08 am
Catalina, I can't even connect the male exterior to the Beautiful you of today. I think I remember you live in the Vancouver area. Looks like you are having a good summer, warm & not much rain. I think a record was broken of more than 31 days without rain.
Enjoy
Jamie
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sanceria on August 13, 2013, 12:19:52 pm
Okies... For one thing... I have to say that this thread is scary, but in a good way. Lol. That is the only way I can think of describing it. I'm saying that because I'm almost to the point where I'll be starting hormones, too. So yeah... Now I can't wait to start, hehe. If only the psychologist will just write his report like he said he would. Got to love when you are "blocked." My therapist is quite upset with him. So hopefully I shall have the go on the 19th. Grrrr... It is a long story.

Anyways... It is just that seeing how beautiful you all have become is making me worry for my safety, haha. I mean, as silly as it may sound, I'm worried that I'll be TOO pretty (if a lot of you are an indication of that). Pretty people attract attention. Heh. Or I'm worried that my face will change completely, and that I'll no longer be myself. I guess that IS the whole point, but hey, I kinda like my face (since it is already a bit feminine, I guess you can say), and it would be nice to still kinda look like me. Or I'm also worried that I will end up looking silly. But looking at all of your pics... That is highly unlikely. Like for example Jennygirl... She is gorgeous. Not only that, her pics are reassuring to those that are around my age that worry that it will be too late to look awesome. But yeah... Mostly I am curious as to how I'll even look. It is like, I try to imagine myself, but I can't seem to do so. Guess I'll have to wait and see, lol.

Thank you all of you for posting your pictures. It is quite reassuring that everything WILL be OK. I know it takes a lot of character and strength to put out there what you used to look like, because I know that sometimes it may bother you. But you doing so is much appreciated. Stay strong and never think you are ugly, because so far, I haven't seen a single ugly face, only beautiful ones. Hope you all have a wonderful day! ^o^
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on August 13, 2013, 12:48:40 pm

After (3 months HRT)
[Image Removed]

I like your photo in the beanie cap, that would be one of my looks in the winter months, I have two, both black wool beanies that fit into my androgynous look and are warm, practical and comfortable and I don't have to brush my hair or fuss with it.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: lycheeblossom on August 13, 2013, 05:36:41 pm
You look great! Very beautiful. You remind me so much of a girl I went to high school with.  :)

Thank you so much, Lex!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Catalina on August 14, 2013, 03:07:46 am
Catalina, I can't even connect the male exterior to the Beautiful you of today. I think I remember you live in the Vancouver area. Looks like you are having a good summer, warm & not much rain. I think a record was broken of more than 31 days without rain.
Enjoy
Jamie

Thank you! The only thing is, the summer days are getting shorter, and the air is getting cooler, and September is right around the corner for all the children, lol. And yes, that record was amazing!! I really hope that we get more decent summers here.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on August 14, 2013, 05:16:04 am
Sorry to do this, but two linked images per post.

A linked image can be a collage.

Cross-posting is prohibited.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: michelle666 on August 14, 2013, 06:28:52 am
Here's mine. The before is about 3 years ago, pre everything and very unhappy with myself. The after was yesterday.

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/9679/dfu6.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamiep on August 14, 2013, 07:37:13 am
Michelle, that is huge how much hrt has reshaped your face, unrecognizable difference. You are shaping up pretty.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: lycheeblossom on August 14, 2013, 07:42:39 am
Here's mine. The before is about 3 years ago, pre everything and very unhappy with myself. The after was yesterday.

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/9679/dfu6.jpg)

Grizzly dude to total babe! What a beautiful transition!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on August 14, 2013, 08:30:15 am
Here's mine. The before is about 3 years ago, pre everything and very unhappy with myself. The after was yesterday.

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/9679/dfu6.jpg)

That's incredible Michelle, almost unbelievable! The old you looks scary and unapproachable and the new you looks really huggable and pretty.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Yuki-jker86 on August 14, 2013, 08:46:50 am
catalina, so beautiful! totally different :)
also, Michelle, I almost can't believe those photos are of the same person!

I feel a little ignored but I think it's because I posted my pictures as links.
so I found a photo posting website.
before and after for lots of workout and makeup, I will post before and after for HRT when I can get some HRT!

(http://i.imgur.com/g6LhK0n.jpg?1) (http://i.imgur.com/ze6ApIJ.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kira21 ♡♡♡ on August 14, 2013, 09:16:52 am
Hey hey! :-)

OK, so I have never tried this, so here goes.

before (sorry it was bright so my face is a bit scrunchy!) ...
**Picture removed

after erm, about three and a half months of HRT...
**Picture removed
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Yuki-jker86 on August 14, 2013, 09:24:35 am
!
that is one heck of a name change!
thanks :) I do like my lips a lot! people often make comment on them ^_^
I was wearing mascara so perhaps I need false lashes as well. and thanks for the tips on the shadow!

Akira, wow! only 3 and half months??   amazing!!
you're going to look stunning in the coming years as the hormones work more ^_^
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on August 14, 2013, 09:28:03 am
I see the family resemblance, he could be your brother Akira. Rather amazing what three months and a lot of determination can achieve Miss!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kira21 ♡♡♡ on August 14, 2013, 09:32:33 am
Thanks Gals :-)
I got ID'ed the other day and the lady at the counter said "You can't use your older brothers ID" :-P oh well. :-)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: michelle666 on August 14, 2013, 09:32:54 am
Hey hey! :-)

OK, so I have never tried this, so here goes.

before (sorry it was bright so my face is a bit scrunchy!) ...

after erm, about three and a half months of HRT...



Amazing change!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: michelle666 on August 14, 2013, 09:34:28 am
Thanks Gals :-)
I got ID'ed the other day and the lady at the counter said "You can't use your older brothers ID" :-P oh well. :-)

I've been having the same problem with my ID. The pic in my ID looks like my before pic and you see what I look like now. I got pulled over a few weeks ago and the cop put me through the wringer to make me prove it was me.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on August 14, 2013, 09:40:19 am
I've been having the same problem with my ID. The pic in my ID looks like my before pic and you see what I look like now. I got pulled over a few weeks ago and the cop put me through the wringer to make me prove it was me.

He probably wanted to detain you for using false ID. Lol
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: michelle666 on August 14, 2013, 09:41:10 am
He probably wanted to detain you for using false ID. Lol

I was starting to think that was going to happen.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kira21 ♡♡♡ on August 14, 2013, 10:24:59 am
I've been having the same problem with my ID. The pic in my ID looks like my before pic and you see what I look like now. I got pulled over a few weeks ago and the cop put me through the wringer to make me prove it was me.

I can see why! :-)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: lycheeblossom on August 14, 2013, 10:36:26 am
I've been having the same problem with my ID. The pic in my ID looks like my before pic and you see what I look like now. I got pulled over a few weeks ago and the cop put me through the wringer to make me prove it was me.

I'm happy to know that I'm not the only person who has put off updating her ID for way too long!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: TheLance on August 14, 2013, 12:14:59 pm
Dang Akira, lots of changes. Lookin lovely as always, my friend. Congratulations on looking 150% woman
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on August 14, 2013, 01:55:13 pm
Hey hey! :-)

OK, so I have never tried this, so here goes.

before (sorry it was bright so my face is a bit scrunchy!) ...

after erm, about three and a half months of HRT...

Speechless.

wowwwwww
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Pia Bianca on August 14, 2013, 03:14:44 pm
I got ID'ed the other day and the lady at the counter said "You can't use your older brothers ID" :-P oh well. :-)
That's a double win, isn't it? But you pretty much earned that, great pictures and a great and nice change!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Aruna on August 15, 2013, 03:20:14 am
Before
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/5d9c9bc94d0d7f756735f63d6ffb70df/tumblr_mrkd7unSbT1sqpx5oo1_250.jpg)

Me Currently

No make up, 13 months on hormones. I haven't had any facial hair removal yet.

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/07ce6bb6b11eb1774606bc5528cd240d/tumblr_mrgtiwWn5W1sqpx5oo6_r1_1280.jpg)

More Images
http://arunaiyengar.tumblr.com/post/58141351698/just-me-13-months-on-hormones-no-make-up-just (http://arunaiyengar.tumblr.com/post/58141351698/just-me-13-months-on-hormones-no-make-up-just)

Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Danielle Emmalee on August 15, 2013, 03:23:21 am
 
Me Currently

http://arunaiyengar.tumblr.com/post/58141351698/just-me-13-months-on-hormones-no-make-up-just (http://arunaiyengar.tumblr.com/post/58141351698/just-me-13-months-on-hormones-no-make-up-just)

I am not sure how to attach the before pic. Can anyone help me with posting images??

click the button that looks like this (https://www.susans.org/forums/Themes/default/images/bbc/img.gif) right above the text field and smileys and put the URL in between the two img tags
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Danielle Emmalee on August 15, 2013, 03:25:56 am

click the button that looks like this (https://www.susans.org/forums/Themes/default/images/bbc/img.gif) right above the text field and smileys and put the URL in between the two img tags

this wont work with the above url, it has to be the direct url to the picture so http://blahblahblah.com/blah.jpg.   You can get that url by right clicking on the picture and choosing "copy image url"
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Aruna on August 15, 2013, 03:41:28 am
this wont work with the above url, it has to be the direct url to the picture so http://blahblahblah.com/blah.jpg.   You can get that url by right clicking on the picture and choosing "copy image url"

Thank you.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Danielle Emmalee on August 15, 2013, 03:44:54 am
Before
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/5d9c9bc94d0d7f756735f63d6ffb70df/tumblr_mrkd7unSbT1sqpx5oo1_250.jpg)

Me Currently

No make up, 13 months on hormones. I haven't had any facial hair removal yet.

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/07ce6bb6b11eb1774606bc5528cd240d/tumblr_mrgtiwWn5W1sqpx5oo6_r1_1280.jpg)

More Images
http://arunaiyengar.tumblr.com/post/58141351698/just-me-13-months-on-hormones-no-make-up-just (http://arunaiyengar.tumblr.com/post/58141351698/just-me-13-months-on-hormones-no-make-up-just)

I'm so jealous of the MTFs that look good as men because they always end up looking good as women.  Sorry, try to take that as a compliment :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kira21 ♡♡♡ on August 15, 2013, 05:11:48 am
Amazing change!

Thanks Michelle :-)

Dang Akira, lots of changes. Lookin lovely as always, my friend. Congratulations on looking 150% woman

Thanks Lance :-) What you don't see is that, from the other 359 degrees I look like Shrek! lol :-P

Speechless.

wowwwwww

^__^ Thanks Jennygirl. I have to say I have looked at your pictures and cross my fingers hoping to get somewhere close. :-)

That's a double win, isn't it? But you pretty much earned that, great pictures and a great and nice change!

It was a double win (apart from leaving my wine behind :-/  lol Thanks so much :-)

Thanks folks, I am super happy to get some positive feedback :-)  thanks ^_^
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kira21 ♡♡♡ on August 15, 2013, 05:13:55 am
Before
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/5d9c9bc94d0d7f756735f63d6ffb70df/tumblr_mrkd7unSbT1sqpx5oo1_250.jpg)

Me Currently

No make up, 13 months on hormones. I haven't had any facial hair removal yet.

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/07ce6bb6b11eb1774606bc5528cd240d/tumblr_mrgtiwWn5W1sqpx5oo6_r1_1280.jpg)

More Images
http://arunaiyengar.tumblr.com/post/58141351698/just-me-13-months-on-hormones-no-make-up-just (http://arunaiyengar.tumblr.com/post/58141351698/just-me-13-months-on-hormones-no-make-up-just)



No make up? wow. You look great :-)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Aruna on August 15, 2013, 05:22:07 am
No make up? wow. You look great :-)


I couldn't be bothered slapping some make up on (too much effort putting it on and taking it off), I'm also terrible at it, need to improve my make up skills.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Yuki-jker86 on August 15, 2013, 07:47:19 am
yes, Aruna, you look so beautiful now! and you were very handsome before.
btw, one of those images is mirrored.  I can tell because you have the same slight asymmetry as I do.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Aruna on August 15, 2013, 08:00:02 am
yes, Aruna, you look so beautiful now! and you were very handsome before.
btw, one of those images is mirrored.  I can tell because you have the same slight asymmetry as I do.

 Thank you, :). Yep now that you mention it, the bottom one is mirrored. That's how my webcam works.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Charley Bea(EmeraldP) on August 15, 2013, 08:03:48 am
I guess you mean the eyes? I can kind of see it and that is why I ask. All these before and afters are both inspiring and depressing(for me) lol Hopefully I will post in here one day. 
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Yuki-jker86 on August 15, 2013, 08:18:43 am
yes, her eyes are really beautiful and also topped by awesome eyebrows. very lovely, intense stare.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on August 15, 2013, 08:33:34 am
Before
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/5d9c9bc94d0d7f756735f63d6ffb70df/tumblr_mrkd7unSbT1sqpx5oo1_250.jpg)

Me Currently

No make up, 13 months on hormones. I haven't had any facial hair removal yet.

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/07ce6bb6b11eb1774606bc5528cd240d/tumblr_mrgtiwWn5W1sqpx5oo6_r1_1280.jpg)

More Images
http://arunaiyengar.tumblr.com/post/58141351698/just-me-13-months-on-hormones-no-make-up-just (http://arunaiyengar.tumblr.com/post/58141351698/just-me-13-months-on-hormones-no-make-up-just)

Very lovely transition!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamiep on August 15, 2013, 09:11:22 am
Aruna, I saw all your pics, you have a nice shaped face for transition. You look lovely & hard to believe no make up & no laser.

Jamiep
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Aruna on August 16, 2013, 01:22:19 am
Thank you to all the beautiful people for your comments. Help's me boost my self confidence. :). I still haven't started presenting as female yet. I should hopefully make the jump to going full-time/part-time as female in a few weeks time, its getting harder to present as male these days.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: TheLance on August 16, 2013, 04:22:10 pm
Looking lovely Aruna :) very feminine. Akira, I do not believe that you look any less stunning from a different angle. You shall not convince me of it, lol.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Bardoux on August 16, 2013, 04:55:38 pm
Thank you to all the beautiful people for your comments. Help's me boost my self confidence. :). I still haven't started presenting as female yet. I should hopefully make the jump to going full-time/part-time as female in a few weeks time, its getting harder to present as male these days.

You mean people actually believe you when you say you are male!? Looking great :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Lex on August 16, 2013, 05:57:58 pm
Arena, you are gorgeous. You pass 150% IMO.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Aruna on August 16, 2013, 06:25:14 pm
You mean people actually believe you when you say you are male!? Looking great :)
I have no idea how people perceive me.  I mostly wear men's clothing because I fear that I might bump into someone I know who I haven't come out to. Sometimes strangers call me out as lady and sometimes they refer to me a guy, but most times I never know because people don't say much or use any pronouns. I have been having some restroom dilemma's lately, sometimes men walk in, they see me and they walk out and check the restroom sign again and then have a laugh, probably a sign I could pass as female and use the women's restrooms. The reason I don't use the women's restrooms is that I still have a beard shadow and I don't want any women to freak out and call call security or something. I would rather use the men's rooms if that means I don't have to deal with bad situations, like women freaking out.
Title: Re: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: jfong on August 16, 2013, 08:39:25 pm
I have no idea how people perceive me.  I mostly wear men's clothing because I fear that I might bump into someone I know who I haven't come out to. Sometimes strangers call me out as lady and sometimes they refer to me a guy, but most times I never know because people don't say much or use any pronouns. I have been having some restroom dilemma's lately, sometimes men walk in, they see me and they walk out and check the restroom sign again and then have a laugh, probably a sign I could pass as female and use the women's restrooms. The reason I don't use the women's restrooms is that I still have a beard shadow and I don't want any women to freak out and call call security or something. I would rather use the men's rooms if that means I don't have to deal with bad situations, like women freaking out.

Exactly like my situation too Aruna, minus the beard shadow. I have hardly any hair over that area after 1yr of laser + electrolysis. Now it's only once a month for some stray hair electrolysis.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kaori on August 16, 2013, 09:33:31 pm
Figured I should finally post a pic of myself -- might as well do it here!

Before: June 2009. First day of HRT. My hair sucks 'cause I was just trying to grow it out at this point.

After: March 2013. No make up. Yeah, I need a better diet and exercise plan, so what?  :P  Come see me next year!

I'm thinking of getting FFS as well to get rid of excess skin on top of my eyes, smaller nose, soften/round my chin, forehead/eyebrow bossing. That's going to be a couple years from now probably since I am just in the process of getting SRS scheduled. Yay!

(http://veronicamori.com/pictures/b4 after.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Antonia J on August 16, 2013, 09:46:16 pm

I couldn't be bothered slapping some make up on (too much effort putting it on and taking it off), I'm also terrible at it, need to improve my make up skills.

You're gorgeous just the way you are!  And your eyebrows are to die for - I'm jealous! :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on August 17, 2013, 09:50:34 am
Figured I should finally post a pic of myself -- might as well do it here!

Before: June 2009. First day of HRT. My hair sucks 'cause I was just trying to grow it out at this point.

After: March 2013. No make up. Yeah, I need a better diet and exercise plan, so what?  :P  Come see me next year!

I'm thinking of getting FFS as well to get rid of excess skin on top of my eyes, smaller nose, soften/round my chin, forehead/eyebrow bossing. That's going to be a couple years from now probably since I am just in the process of getting SRS scheduled. Yay!

(http://veronicamori.com/pictures/b4 after.jpg)

You'll do really well, beautiful smile and those nice cheekbones will help you pull it off. I like your female side photo, really quite pretty already.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Bardoux on August 18, 2013, 06:35:54 pm
start and 6 months in

(http://)

Ok the photo on the left certainly was not my best but it's one that i found on my HD. Photo on the right is me swimming in the androgynous pool.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Bardoux on August 18, 2013, 06:41:00 pm
Figured I should finally post a pic of myself -- might as well do it here!

Before: June 2009. First day of HRT. My hair sucks 'cause I was just trying to grow it out at this point.

After: March 2013. No make up. Yeah, I need a better diet and exercise plan, so what?  :P  Come see me next year!

I'm thinking of getting FFS as well to get rid of excess skin on top of my eyes, smaller nose, soften/round my chin, forehead/eyebrow bossing. That's going to be a couple years from now probably since I am just in the process of getting SRS scheduled. Yay!

(http://veronicamori.com/pictures/b4 after.jpg)

I don't feel you need FFS at all hun, and your hair is lovely :) x
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on August 19, 2013, 12:48:21 am
start and 6 months in

[Image Removed]

Yeah, left side is unmistakably male.  Right side is androgynous leaning female, IMO.  Your current avatar shows you already have a cute nose and a distinctly female-ish face with no obvious brow ridge.  The only "tell" I am seeing is the Adams Apple.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Bardoux on August 19, 2013, 05:03:42 am
Yeah i'm realising there is only so far HRT can get you, but i love the changes nonetheless. I'm thinking of cutting my hair shorter to look more masculine for the time being while i am saving money for transition. Sick and tired of being looked at in public no matter how i dress...
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on August 19, 2013, 05:11:13 am
Have you thought about simply clipping it back when you are out?  I am over a year now and can pull together a decent ponytail.  You look good though.  Your skin looks so much softer.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Riley Skye on August 20, 2013, 12:01:46 am
Well here I go with a small before and after 7.5 months on the E with the last one being tonight.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/394866_144896029000737_569271571_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/581925_164091593747847_1096994829_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/7106_191755617648111_1293298176_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1174853_216796591810680_1042541225_n.jpg)

So tell me how my progress has been, mentally it's been a lot better plus I'm getting hair :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Bardoux on August 20, 2013, 03:01:39 am
Your doing very well JulieVB. Looking back at your before pic i notice that you started off with quite a feminine jaw line and chin already. That has only been accentuated as your skin and features have become softer. For some reason it looks like your nose has also become more defined and with your hair growing back, your looking really lovely :)

Jamie D: Thank you for commenting hun :), when my front strands of hair grow a little longer i'll definitely try out tying it back more often.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Yuki-jker86 on August 21, 2013, 04:22:14 pm
julie, very nice, I can't see any beard shadow so I'm jealous!!

bardoux, I can't see your pictures...
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MissC on August 23, 2013, 12:35:27 am
Been on HRT for almost 10 months. I don't really take all that many pictures of me without my makeup so I have to use the one I posted in the Passable thread.
(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/8805/pdjw.jpg)
(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/7222/nsdj.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sammy on August 23, 2013, 04:33:20 am
Your doing very well JulieVB. Looking back at your before pic i notice that you started off with quite a feminine jaw line and chin already. That has only been accentuated as your skin and features have become softer. For some reason it looks like your nose has also become more defined and with your hair growing back, your looking really lovely :)

Yes, I second the comment about nose :). Julie, You are doing just great and I am really jealous of Your success :) Love Your hair too :) In Your last pic You are 100% girl.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kira21 ♡♡♡ on August 23, 2013, 08:46:48 am
Been on HRT for almost 10 months. I don't really take all that many pictures of me without my makeup so I have to use the one I posted in the Passable thread.
(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/8805/pdjw.jpg)
(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/7222/nsdj.jpg)

Looking very good. :-)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on August 23, 2013, 10:16:42 am
Looking very good. :-)

I'll second that!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Dreams2014 on August 23, 2013, 11:18:54 am
Been on HRT for almost 10 months. I don't really take all that many pictures of me without my makeup so I have to use the one I posted in the Passable thread.
(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/8805/pdjw.jpg)
(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/7222/nsdj.jpg)

Absolutely beautiful, love it!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Just Ole Me on August 24, 2013, 07:07:05 am
Been on HRT for almost 10 months. I don't really take all that many pictures of me without my makeup so I have to use the one I posted in the Passable thread.
(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/8805/pdjw.jpg)
(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/7222/nsdj.jpg)

You looking amazing!  All female!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on August 24, 2013, 09:33:07 am
Been on HRT for almost 10 months. I don't really take all that many pictures of me without my makeup so I have to use the one I posted in the Passable thread.
(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/8805/pdjw.jpg)
(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/7222/nsdj.jpg)

You look wonderful!! Wow! What a feminine jawline!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Riley Skye on August 24, 2013, 11:39:25 am
Thanks for the support guys. Despite my feelings I'm having for myself it's good that I'm seeing some progress in transition :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on August 24, 2013, 05:59:58 pm
You are pretty clearly making progress.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Joanna Dark on August 25, 2013, 12:34:49 am

Pics removed

Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: AbbyJamz on August 26, 2013, 03:59:20 pm
I've yet to post before and after pics so here goes!

Pretransition (I'm on the right)
[Image Removed]
Title: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: lycheeblossom on August 26, 2013, 04:00:53 pm
I've yet to post before and after pics so here goes!

Pretransition (I'm on the right)
[Image Removed]

Yeeeeesss! Gorgeous!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Danielle Emmalee on August 26, 2013, 04:01:55 pm
I've yet to post before and after pics so here goes!

Pretransition (I'm on the right)
[Image Removed]

no way you're in that picture.  for realz?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: AbbyJamz on August 26, 2013, 06:12:43 pm
no way you're in that picture.  for realz?

Yep, that's really me!  I don't think I look too terribly different.  Just lost a bunch of weight.

Yeeeeesss! Gorgeous!

Thank you so much!  The first two months were just very low doses, so I've only been on a substantial dose for about 4 months.  I'm hoping the changes start becoming more and more drastic from here on out! :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: lycheeblossom on August 26, 2013, 07:04:59 pm
Thank you so much!  The first two months were just very low doses, so I've only been on a substantial dose for about 4 months.  I'm hoping the changes start becoming more and more drastic from here on out! :)

Don't worry: my dosage progression was pretty similar, and I was totally unsure about my physical progress until month 5-6, when I started getting ma'amed consistently in dude-clothes (which promptly found their way into a trashcan). Now, a year in, and I pass for cis 99.9% of the time, and life is just normal and awesome.

Plus, you already look great!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Aina on August 26, 2013, 08:18:59 pm
I've yet to post before and after pics so here goes!

Pretransition (I'm on the right)
[Image Removed]


Amazing, and only 6 months...simply beautiful!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Danielle Emmalee on August 26, 2013, 11:51:48 pm
Yep, that's really me!  I don't think I look too terribly different.  Just lost a bunch of weight.

Awesome! Congrats on the amazing weight loss and transition.  You're right I do see the resemblance now that I look closer, you could be a younger sister.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: AbbyJamz on August 27, 2013, 10:54:57 am
Awesome! Congrats on the amazing weight loss and transition.  You're right I do see the resemblance now that I look closer, you could be a younger sister.

Someone just a few days ago said I went from being a Belushi to Keanu Reeves' cute sister!  LOL!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Dreams2014 on August 27, 2013, 11:01:51 am
Someone just a few days ago said I went from being a Belushi to Keanu Reeves' cute sister!  LOL!

I was actually think that you looked like you could pass as a relative of his haha!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on August 28, 2013, 08:20:45 pm
What I like most about this topic, uniquely, that it gives hope to all of the MtFs who are unsure about whether they can be their real selves, without being ostracized, abandoned, and laughed at.

To those who have bravely posted here, and in the two previous versions (which are still online, but rolled down the pages), I thank you and congratulate you.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Keaira on August 29, 2013, 12:34:20 am
What I like most about this topic, uniquely, that it gives hope to all of the MtFs who are unsure about whether they can be their real selves, without being ostracized, abandoned, and laughed at.

To those who have bravely posted here, and in the two previous versions (which are still online, but rolled down the pages), I thank you and congratulate you.

True, but it can make others a little more insecure too. :P
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on August 31, 2013, 02:14:34 pm
If they are that insecure, they can stay out of the topic.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: E-Brennan on August 31, 2013, 06:14:01 pm
Insecurity != unattractive.  I'm sure there's plenty of absolutely beautiful girls out there who just aren't comfortable sharing.  And that's ok.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: KatelynRain on September 01, 2013, 03:02:38 pm
week 1 vs week 30
(http://i.imgur.com/MjKrz8f.jpg)

14 months ago vs today
(http://i.imgur.com/KhExEhi.jpg)

Wow!!  You're insanely hot!!!  That is so inspiring!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Bijou on September 01, 2013, 09:59:27 pm
I haven't posted any pics in a long time, so i thought i would put a couple up. The first is definitely pre-anything
(http://imageshack.us/a/img832/5120/8bh5.jpg)
And this is me earlier in the week, holding our 1 month old little girl  ;D !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love her so much!!
(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/1963/7eue.jpg)
Oh, and i started HRT in December (very low dose), and had my dosage increased last month...so i'm not sure if i'm counting those low dose months or not /shrug.

Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on September 02, 2013, 11:06:22 am

And this is me earlier in the week, holding our 1 month old little girl  ;D !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love her so much!!
(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/1963/7eue.jpg)
Oh, and i started HRT in December (very low dose), and had my dosage increased last month...so i'm not sure if i'm counting those low dose months or not /shrug.

You're both darling, you've come a long way already. The low dose months count!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: AbbyJamz on September 04, 2013, 12:03:33 am
Been on HRT for almost 10 months. I don't really take all that many pictures of me without my makeup so I have to use the one I posted in the Passable thread.
(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/8805/pdjw.jpg)
(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/7222/nsdj.jpg)

Wow!  You are gorgeous, honey!  Especially for 10 months in!  Color me jealous! ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: AbbyJamz on September 04, 2013, 12:04:43 am
week 1 vs week 30
(http://i.imgur.com/MjKrz8f.jpg)

14 months ago vs today
(http://i.imgur.com/KhExEhi.jpg)

Jenny, you look absolutely perfect (and sound perfect, too, btw)!  Your transition so far is nothing short of amazing! :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on September 04, 2013, 04:34:48 am
Jenny, you look absolutely perfect (and sound perfect, too, btw)!  Your transition so far is nothing short of amazing! :)

Thank you so much, Abby.

I've been feeling a little more in touch with my emotions than usual recently (it might be attributable to boys, lol) and reading your comment totally me tear up :D Thank you for that, it does mean a lot.

Also, you are quite a beautiful woman- you must be VERY happy with your own transition :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jenny07 on September 04, 2013, 04:52:54 am
You always shock me with the dramatic changes you have made in only a short time Jen.
You look so much happier now.

I have nothing to post yet but perhaps soon.
Big day on Saturday with the therapist.

Here is an after, perhaps?
(http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4662364231044358&pid=15.1)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on September 04, 2013, 09:02:20 am
You always shock me with the dramatic changes you have made in only a short time Jen.
You look so much happier now.

I have nothing to post yet but perhaps soon.
Big day on Saturday with the therapist.

Here is an after, perhaps?
(http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4662364231044358&pid=15.1)

I can't wait to see a real after, Jen! Especially one with a Death ray! ;D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Pia Bianca on September 04, 2013, 12:00:08 pm
I can't wait to see a real after, Jen! Especially one with a Death ray! ;D

Me too... and I like your new title, Maddy.
Quote
Had a death ray, but lent it to Jenny07!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MaidofOrleans on September 04, 2013, 12:28:05 pm
[Image Removed]

11 Months and Brow surgery.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: LilDevilOfPrada on September 04, 2013, 12:58:32 pm
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:O Amazing how 1 surgery and hormones made you so beautiful :D Sorry if that came out wrong but you are so beautiful now I am in shock.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Danielle Emmalee on September 04, 2013, 01:07:00 pm
:O Amazing how 1 surgery and hormones made you so beautiful :D Sorry if that came out wrong but you are so beautiful now I am in shock.

Well she wasn't exactly ugly before....difference of opinion I guess.  Definitely look like a woman though.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: LilDevilOfPrada on September 04, 2013, 01:09:28 pm
Well she wasn't exactly ugly before....difference of opinion I guess.  Definitely look like a woman though.

Well she looked handsome now beautiful get what I mean? I mean she used to look like the hot main actor from fast and the furious 3 tokyo drift just saying.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on September 04, 2013, 01:11:47 pm
[Image Removed]

Wow, Maid! You look GREAT!!!! You are healing up so quickly!!!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on September 04, 2013, 01:30:57 pm
Wow, Maid! You look GREAT!!!! You are healing up so quickly!!!

+1 Amazingly different and totally femme fatal!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: AbbyJamz on September 04, 2013, 03:30:10 pm
Thank you so much, Abby.

I've been feeling a little more in touch with my emotions than usual recently (it might be attributable to boys, lol) and reading your comment totally me tear up :D Thank you for that, it does mean a lot.

Also, you are quite a beautiful woman- you must be VERY happy with your own transition :D

Thank you so much!!!  I've still got a long way to go, but I'm getting happier with each passing day! :-)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: AbbyJamz on September 04, 2013, 03:32:29 pm
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You look stunning, girl!  Super pretty and 100% cis if you ask me! :-D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MaidofOrleans on September 04, 2013, 03:51:22 pm
Wow, Maid! You look GREAT!!!! You are healing up so quickly!!!

Thanks Jen Jen! Thanks everyone else!

How was burning man? Did your bike work out ok?

I'm still a bit swollen but its not bad. Also i'm in a good mood because I just now found out from my therapist that trans exclusions were banned for California health care providers back in April meaning I might be able to get my insurance to cover SRS.

Thanks Liberals!

Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on September 04, 2013, 05:22:49 pm
[Image Removed]

Nice result, cutie!   :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Just Ole Me on September 04, 2013, 10:37:12 pm
Maid
Looking great!  Who did your brow surgery?  Cost?  I'm looking at it for early next year and your surgeon did great!

Hugs

Kay
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MaidofOrleans on September 04, 2013, 11:19:33 pm
Maid
Looking great!  Who did your brow surgery?  Cost?  I'm looking at it for early next year and your surgeon did great!

Hugs

Kay

Dr. Toby Mayer in Beverly Hills
http://bevhillstg.com/

I had brow contouring, eyebrow lift and hairline lowering. Cost was $8000
He used a special technique where he overlaps the incision so that the hair grows out through the scar tissue which covers it.
I chose him because he goes for natural looks and refuses surgery he doesn't think will make much of a difference. He basically told me everything else on my face looked feminine and didn't need work. Not many FFS surgeons will be honest with you like that at.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Alaia on September 05, 2013, 01:57:34 am
That's an incredible change Maid, you look amazing!
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Post by: kira21 ♡♡♡ on September 05, 2013, 01:12:17 pm
Maid your beautiful.... I hate you! (not really! :-)  )  Seriously  though, you look great! :-)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MaidofOrleans on September 05, 2013, 07:47:10 pm
You girls are all way too kind  :icon_redface:
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on September 06, 2013, 02:33:01 am
Thanks Jen Jen! Thanks everyone else!

How was burning man? Did your bike work out ok?

I'm still a bit swollen but its not bad. Also i'm in a good mood because I just now found out from my therapist that trans exclusions were banned for California health care providers back in April meaning I might be able to get my insurance to cover SRS.

Thanks Liberals!

Great news about your insurance covering SRS! It almost makes me consider getting some coverage before going on the SRS journey... Alllllmost ;)

Burning man was incredible for me this year. Although completely uninentional in this regard, I think the boys loved my bike... Or rather, they seemed to love the fact that I was the one who built it- lol. Not one of the 4 cute enough that I ended up making out with had any idea I was trans when I told them, and that didn't stop them either! Those were definitely the most affirming experiences I have had since beginning transition, and I feel like my time there in a way furthered my transition altogether because my confidence with inner Jen is now at an all time high. Heck, I wasn't even wearing makeup- and you know how much I thought I needed makeup! Here is the only pic of the bike that has come in so far (and this is during daytime so it's minus the 25ft tail of LED's sticking up in the sky) http://i.imgur.com/LqwcAem.jpg

Anyway, I keep looking at your photos and I can't believe how cis you look after just one little tweak :D Mayer was an EXCELLENT choice for you! Thank you for inviting me to the consultation, it's really inspiring to me to have somewhat been there with you through it and see you look so happy and beautiful.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MaidofOrleans on September 06, 2013, 05:04:22 am
Wow that's awesome!  :D You go girl!
I'm glad you had a good time and everything went well.

Thank you for all your support through the surgery process it was greatly appreciated. We'll have to get together again when I come up for my follow ups!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kathyk on September 09, 2013, 06:45:11 am
You're fantastic Maid.  You look a lot like one of my sisters in law who's from Mykonose Greece.

And Kaiser in California will be paying for my SRS sometime near the end of next year.  So glad they changed the laws, and Kaiser didn't even argue about it.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Alexis Hennen on September 09, 2013, 10:25:20 pm
Jennygirl, that's awesome. and the bike is soooo cool....Wish i had talent like that.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: KayCeeDee on September 12, 2013, 06:27:51 pm
Since it's Throwback Thursday I was digging around and found this old pic. Pic on the left is from 9 months before starting transition. The pic on the right is 9 months into transition.
(http://i.imgur.com/X2u4vPK.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/BtwQ2cP.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Madison Leigh on September 12, 2013, 06:34:41 pm
My wife and I were discussing this the other day so I dug up the first photo I had taken after I decided to transition from early July of 2012 and then one from a couple of weeks ago and put them side by side (HRT started the last week of December 2012 if it matters).

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7335/9732089007_ba7377375d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/84622038@N05/9732089007/)

I also thought I'd share a picture of my darling wife and I since she's been *so* supportive of me (hope I'm not breaking any rules with that, if so I'm sorry and if you let me know I'll correct it).  I love her so very much.


(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3707/9735319956_aff7bd8a67.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/84622038@N05/9735319956/)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kira21 ♡♡♡ on September 12, 2013, 07:01:22 pm
Since it's Throwback Thursday I was digging around and found this old pic. Pic on the left is from 9 months before starting transition. The pic on the right is 9 months into transition.
(http://i.imgur.com/X2u4vPK.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/BtwQ2cP.jpg)

Holy gazoly! That's amazing! And you look, like, 10 years younger at least too!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on September 12, 2013, 07:02:13 pm


I also thought I'd share a picture of my darling wife and I since she's been *so* supportive of me (hope I'm not breaking any rules with that, if so I'm sorry and if you let me know I'll correct it).  I love her so very much.


(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3707/9735319956_aff7bd8a67.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/84622038@N05/9735319956/)

Darling supportive wives are precious and in short supply here, my hat's off to you both for such commitment!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on September 12, 2013, 07:05:20 pm
Since it's Throwback Thursday I was digging around and found this old pic. Pic on the left is from 9 months before starting transition. The pic on the right is 9 months into transition.
(http://i.imgur.com/X2u4vPK.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/BtwQ2cP.jpg)

That's just incredible Orihime, and you are such a beautiful woman in such a short amount of time, just amazing!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on September 13, 2013, 01:05:19 am
Since it's Throwback Thursday I was digging around and found this old pic. Pic on the left is from 9 months before starting transition. The pic on the right is 9 months into transition.
(http://i.imgur.com/X2u4vPK.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/BtwQ2cP.jpg)

No, no no.  NOT the same person!   :o
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Nina on September 13, 2013, 07:43:02 am
Before coming out to my parents and everyone else I looked through a lot of before and after pics. They were so impressive and gave me hope. Now it's time for me to show you my progress. :D What do you think, please be honest? ;)

This pic was taken pre HRT, just makeup and a wig:

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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Danielle Emmalee on September 13, 2013, 07:47:45 am
Before coming out to my parents and everyone else I looked through a lot of before and after pics. They were so impressive and gave me hope. Now it's time for me to show you my progress. :D What do you think, please be honest? ;)

This pic was taken pre HRT, just makeup and a wig:

[Image Removed]

Looking good, definitely look female and a bit younger too

You gotta take the quotation marks off of the image size numbers to make the images show up
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Nina on September 13, 2013, 08:21:55 am
Looking good, definitely look female and a bit younger too

You gotta take the quotation marks off of the image size numbers to make the images show up

I started HRT when I was 29.

Thanks for the hint, I wondered where my error was.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: PHXGiRL on September 13, 2013, 05:13:06 pm
Felt like jumping in today since it is my 15 month anniversary

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2aikf0x.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on September 13, 2013, 06:37:12 pm
Looking at all of you women and how far you've come just leaves me breathless!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Pia Bianca on September 13, 2013, 07:26:38 pm
Since it's Throwback Thursday I was digging around and found this old pic. Pic on the left is from 9 months before starting transition. The pic on the right is 9 months into transition.
Before coming out to my parents and everyone else I looked through a lot of before and after pics. They were so impressive and gave me hope. Now it's time for me to show you my progress. :D What do you think, please be honest? ;)
You are giving me hope as well. I might be successful too. At least this is what your pictures are telling me.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Antonia J on September 13, 2013, 07:42:31 pm
Felt like jumping in today since it is my 15 month anniversary

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2aikf0x.jpg)

Your transformation is amazing, Serena.  I love watching what you've accomplished. Very inspiring!

Toni
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: PHXGiRL on September 14, 2013, 12:31:49 am
Looking at all of you women and how far you've come just leaves me breathless!

Thank You sweetie! Moving forward! :)

Your transformation is amazing, Serena.  I love watching what you've accomplished. Very inspiring!

Toni


thanks dear. watching each of our transitions is inspiring to me keeps me moving! :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Madison Leigh on September 14, 2013, 12:38:02 am
Felt like jumping in today since it is my 15 month anniversary

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2aikf0x.jpg)

That's amazing, you're very beautiful. 
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: SciNerdGirl on September 14, 2013, 12:50:49 am
Felt like jumping in today since it is my 15 month anniversary

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2aikf0x.jpg)

OMGoodness you look fantastic.  The transformation is amazing, it's almost like magic.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Nina on September 14, 2013, 01:13:29 pm
You are giving me hope as well. I might be successful too. At least this is what your pictures are telling me.

Thanks. At first I was afraid to post pictures of myself on the internet, but if my pics are inspiring to someone, it was definitely worth it. I'm still amazed by the effects of HRT.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kaylee on September 14, 2013, 01:55:44 pm
Before (18 Years Old):
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/eaf5e453ad507e31d4f66b07c561eabc/tumblr_mpcgwtrDoJ1qamlrxo1_500.jpg)
After (20 months on E (20 Years Old)):
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/e6945a84235416be415026eb1d246b13/tumblr_mpcgwtrDoJ1qamlrxo2_500.jpg)

Wowzha!  Awesome transformation there!  Love your hair...
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kaylee on September 14, 2013, 02:04:24 pm
Just looked through a massive chunk of this thread and figured it'd be terrible forum etiquette to spam "Wow!" at everyone.  Even though I see myself everyday it astounds me the effect those little blue pills have!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Christine167 on September 14, 2013, 02:40:22 pm
Just looked through a massive chunk of this thread and figured it'd be terrible forum etiquette to spam "Wow!" at everyone.  Even though I see myself everyday it astounds me the effect those little blue pills have!
To paraphrase:

Morpheus: This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the sugar pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the blue pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.

 :D


Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Harlow on September 14, 2013, 05:10:13 pm
Wow you all look so amazing!!  :o

I can't wait to post before and afters of myself XP Just less then 30 days for me  :laugh:
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kaylee on September 15, 2013, 01:16:01 am
To paraphrase:

Morpheus: This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the sugar pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the blue pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.

 :D

Nerd...Love it!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Alaia on September 15, 2013, 04:53:39 am
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Serena it amazes me have far you've come. You look truly fabulous and are an inspiration to me.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kaylee on September 15, 2013, 09:37:17 am
Here's a pic of me from Feb 2012 and another from last week, about 12 months on hormones (6 months on a low dose, stepped up in March), sorry for the shoddy quality...

(http://imageshack.us/a/img845/3279/goi9.jpg)(http://imageshack.us/a/img266/989/i0cb.jpg)

The confidence boost I've had since coming out to people makes wish I wish I'd started at 20 instead of 30 though :-(
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: KayCeeDee on September 15, 2013, 10:57:46 am
Just peeking back in this thread... thanks everyone for the compliments (yes that really was the old me) and to all that have posted pics, just amazing! <3
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on September 15, 2013, 11:24:33 am
Here's a pic of me from Feb 2012 and another from last week, about 12 months on hormones (6 months on a low dose, stepped up in March), sorry for the shoddy quality...

(http://imageshack.us/a/img845/3279/goi9.jpg)(http://imageshack.us/a/img266/989/i0cb.jpg)

The confidence boost I've had since coming out to people makes wish I wish I'd started at 20 instead of 30 though :-(

Such a huge change, Kaylee you doll!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Aina on September 15, 2013, 02:49:41 pm
Here's a pic of me from Feb 2012 and another from last week, about 12 months on hormones (6 months on a low dose, stepped up in March), sorry for the shoddy quality...

(http://imageshack.us/a/img845/3279/goi9.jpg)(http://imageshack.us/a/img266/989/i0cb.jpg)

The confidence boost I've had since coming out to people makes wish I wish I'd started at 20 instead of 30 though :-(

Love that red hair! You looking really pretty!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Nina on September 16, 2013, 09:11:27 am
Nina, look how happy you are! I think you'll do great. You are beautiful!

Thank you, that means a lot to me.

The confidence boost I've had since coming out to people makes wish I wish I'd started at 20 instead of 30 though :-(

That's so true! I wish I'd come out when I still had my hair. ;)

Yesterday, my mom took a picture of me, which is a tad better than the one from 9/11/13. I don't wanna spam this thread with my pics, so here is only the link to it. (Or shall I put it into those [img] brackets? Sorry, I'm a newbie. :D)

http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/t629/ninaspix/IMG_0743_zps80685976.jpg
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on September 16, 2013, 09:21:09 am
Thank you, that means a lot to me.

That's so true! I wish I'd come out when I still had my hair. ;)

Yesterday, my mom took a picture of me, which is a tad better than the one from 9/11/13. I don't wanna spam this thread with my pics, so here is only the link to it. (Or shall I put it into those [img] brackets? Sorry, I'm a newbie. :D)

http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/t629/ninaspix/IMG_0743_zps80685976.jpg

Nina, I am remiss in failing to comment on your original post here, but you are indeed such a pretty and happy looking doll! Just wanted to be sure and let you know that I think your transformation is terrific! I think your before photo threw me because you looked so much like a person I once knew that it left me speechless.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Nina on September 16, 2013, 09:44:52 am
Nina, I am remiss in failing to comment on your original post here, but you are indeed such a pretty and happy looking doll! Just wanted to be sure and let you know that I think your transformation is terrific! I think your before photo threw me because you looked so much like a person I once knew that it left me speechless.

Thanks, Shantel. You make me blush!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Lyric on September 16, 2013, 01:37:47 pm
This thread always blows me away. @Nina-- I love your features. You look great, but I'm wondering if maybe a longer hairstyle and longer sideswept bangs might be a better look for you. You might want to go to one of the free online virtual makeover sites and try out of couple of dozen new new looks sometime. It's a great way to home in on what style works best for you.

@Kaylee, I'm just sayin' no way that's you in the first pic.

And that's about the best pic I've seen of @Serena Lynn and she's taken some great ones (the "after", I mean).

~ Lyric ~
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shodan on September 16, 2013, 01:42:36 pm
I always get super depressed and super jealous whenever I see this thread. I just don't think I'll ever get to the point where I can pass reasonably. :(

Everybody here that posts looks great, though. :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kaylee on September 16, 2013, 03:07:08 pm
Such a huge change, Kaylee you doll!

I've just been called a doll, first time for for everything I suppose, thanks!

Another late but stunning transition :). I cant believe seeing those changes You had :)

Cheers chuck, you just put a great big smile on my face!

Love that red hair! You looking really pretty!

And you made it bigger!  The reds brand new, got bored on Friday and figured it was time to go through the obligatory teen girl ritual of destroying my hair with dye, I was quite surprised it turned out ok :-)

@Kaylee, I'm just sayin' no way that's you in the first pic.
~ Lyric ~

Thanks darling, but yup, it most definitely is/was me.  I have worse pics I can put up to confirm it's not just one I found online, gonna save those for a later date to give everyone a chuckle though  ;).  I have dropped from 13 stone 7 down to 10 stone 10 as well between the 2 so I'd look way different even without everything else probably...



I always get super depressed and super jealous whenever I see this thread. I just don't think I'll ever get to the point where I can pass reasonably. :(

Everybody here that posts looks great, though. :D

System Shock 2?

I didn't think I'd ever pass either, but those little blue pills are powerful stuff, I'm sure you'll get there!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Nina on September 16, 2013, 03:59:58 pm
This thread always blows me away. @Nina-- I love your features. You look great, but I'm wondering if maybe a longer hairstyle and longer sideswept bangs might be a better look for you. You might want to go to one of the free online virtual makeover sites and try out of couple of dozen new new looks sometime. It's a great way to home in on what style works best for you.

Online virtual makeover sounds interesting. I'll look into that. I chose the actual hairstyle when I was pre HRT. Back then I tried a longer wig, but it looked not half as good. But now with the effects of the hormones I think it may work.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shodan on September 16, 2013, 05:21:17 pm
System Shock 2?

I didn't think I'd ever pass either, but those little blue pills are powerful stuff, I'm sure you'll get there!

Yup. One of the greatest games ever, and I'm sure the pills are awesome stuff, but, honestly, if you take a look at a picture of me (which you can find if you're willing to do some digging) I'll end up looking like a hag. Or a female neanderthal. Take your pick.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kathyk on September 17, 2013, 12:36:20 am

This pic was taken on 9/11/13, I'm really happy so far. :) What do you think?

(http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/t629/ninaspix/Photo270_zpsaf455948.jpeg)

Here's a picture of one of my nieces for you to compare with your picture.  Could be sisters.

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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on September 17, 2013, 09:14:22 am
Here's a picture of one of my nieces for you to compare with your picture.  Could be sisters.


Amazing, they could be twins!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Lyric on September 17, 2013, 03:49:29 pm
Online virtual makeover sounds interesting.

I love these sites. Anyone doing wig or hairstyle shopping should try them. My fav is the one InStyle mag has that uses celebrity styles and is updated with some frequency. Here's some lines:

http://www.taaz.com/virtual-makeover (http://www.taaz.com/virtual-makeover)
http://www.instyle.com/instyle/makeover/ (http://www.instyle.com/instyle/makeover/)
http://www.marykay.com/whatsnew/virtualmakeover/default.aspx (http://www.marykay.com/whatsnew/virtualmakeover/default.aspx)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Aina on September 17, 2013, 04:56:44 pm
Here's a picture of one of my nieces for you to compare with your picture.  Could be sisters.

[Link Removed]

Wow, they say there is a double of everyone out there...
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: drgabriellaprice on September 19, 2013, 09:51:05 pm
(http://oi39.tinypic.com/2aj412v.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: KatelynRain on September 20, 2013, 01:13:19 pm
Wow!! Happy anniversary!  And you look more amazing each time!  Your face is soooo much more feminine than in the past!

Felt like jumping in today since it is my 15 month anniversary

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2aikf0x.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: bethany on September 20, 2013, 01:21:22 pm
Why not I might as well jump in on this thread seeing today is my 8 month anniversary since starting HRT

THis is about 3 years before HRT.
(http://i.imgur.com/cZru3WY.jpg)

And this was taken on 9/20/2013.
(http://i.imgur.com/SRUBSRa.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: KatelynRain on September 20, 2013, 01:50:25 pm
Why not I might as well jump in on this thread seeing today is my 8 month anniversary since starting HRT

THis is about 3 years before HRT.
(http://i.imgur.com/cZru3WY.jpg)

And this was taken on 9/20/2013.
(http://i.imgur.com/SRUBSRa.jpg)

You look terrific!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamiep on September 20, 2013, 03:32:55 pm
@Bethany, I went through that phase before I really got to find Jamie & make up...I used to have all that facial hair too, then it was just a mustache...it finally got in the way, so I shave it off so I could do the last step, the make up that makes all the feminizing look pretty. Once all that hair was off & how awful it made me look plus older, all of a sudden I became a younger better looking person, that hair does us no favors. Once the make up is on it takes even more years off me. Congrats on passing Beauty school, you look wonderful!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: bethany on September 20, 2013, 03:35:29 pm
Thanks Ketelyn and Jamie.

@Bethany, I went through that phase before I really got to find Jamie & make up...I used to have all that facial hair too, then it was just a mustache...it finally got in the way, so I shave it off so I could do the last step, the make up that makes all the feminizing look pretty. Once all that hair was off & how awful it made me look plus older, all of a sudden I became a younger better looking person, that hair does us no favors. Once the make up is on it takes even more years off me. Congrats on passing Beauty school, you look wonderful!

Jamie I have zero makeup on. I really do need to work on applying makeup. 
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamiep on September 20, 2013, 03:58:27 pm
@Bethany, yes I realize that. There are a lot of tips at cosmetic company web site or check out Youtube. Around the house & neighborhood I use  Cover Girl True Blend liquid. Big night out on the town I use a real good foundation cream that covers the beard extremely well MAC Full Coverage Foundation & all the time I use MAC Mineralize Foundation/Loose Powder. They are more expensive but worth it. The liquid & cream I just use my fingers to spread. The powder you can us a sponge or brush. If you can't get to a store you can order online. At a store you can have the assistance of staff to help pick the closest match to your skin tone. That is the best way, which I did at MAC's. Sometimes I would be in a pharmacy & pic a product & dab a bit on my skin or hold a product up to my face looking in the mirror. Online is trickier because of how the colors display on your screen could be different from the real product, it is more by trial & error. I have never ordered online. You just have to experiment until you get the look you envision for yourself. I'm a MAC Girl!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: PHXGiRL on September 20, 2013, 04:59:06 pm
Wow!! Happy anniversary!  And you look more amazing each time!  Your face is soooo much more feminine than in the past!

Thank you!  ;D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on September 21, 2013, 11:46:01 am
Why not I might as well jump in on this thread seeing today is my 8 month anniversary since starting HRT

THis is about 3 years before HRT.
(http://i.imgur.com/cZru3WY.jpg)

And this was taken on 9/20/2013.
(http://i.imgur.com/SRUBSRa.jpg)

Quite a quantum leap for you Bethany, congrats!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Dee on September 22, 2013, 02:06:00 am
I never do get to comment here enough.  You are all such beautiful women, and should be so proud of yourselves! 

My contribution:

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4885/xvsr.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/163/xvsr.jpg/)

My hair was a bit...windswept...from my walk to and from the farmers' market this morning.  But still, I felt cute when I got home.  Whenever I saw my reflection, I'd have those moments (which have becoming more regular) where I go, "oh- that's a girl there!"  It's such a surreal feeling.  It's strange how it can all catch up seemingly suddenly- we see our faces countless times, every day.  I had to remind myself with past photos through Facebook just what has changed, and felt it was worth to post here.

Its funny, too.  I can't put my finger on it.  I know there's a difference there, but besides the boobs, I really don't know what it is.  Maybe the before isn't a very good before.  Regardless, I'm more than happy to be the one on the right :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: bethany on September 22, 2013, 03:13:14 am
Dee you are a very pretty woman.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Christine167 on September 22, 2013, 06:59:48 am
I never do get to comment here enough.  You are all such beautiful women, and should be so proud of yourselves! 

My contribution:

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4885/xvsr.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/163/xvsr.jpg/)

My hair was a bit...windswept...from my walk to and from the farmers' market this morning.  But still, I felt cute when I got home.  Whenever I saw my reflection, I'd have those moments (which have becoming more regular) where I go, "oh- that's a girl there!"  It's such a surreal feeling.  It's strange how it can all catch up seemingly suddenly- we see our faces countless times, every day.  I had to remind myself with past photos through Facebook just what has changed, and felt it was worth to post here.

Its funny, too.  I can't put my finger on it.  I know there's a difference there, but besides the boobs, I really don't know what it is.  Maybe the before isn't a very good before.  Regardless, I'm more than happy to be the one on the right :)
You looked like Keanu Reeves before and now you look super cute ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on September 22, 2013, 08:45:37 am
I never do get to comment here enough.  You are all such beautiful women, and should be so proud of yourselves! 

My contribution:

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4885/xvsr.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/163/xvsr.jpg/)

My hair was a bit...windswept...from my walk to and from the farmers' market this morning.  But still, I felt cute when I got home.  Whenever I saw my reflection, I'd have those moments (which have becoming more regular) where I go, "oh- that's a girl there!"  It's such a surreal feeling.  It's strange how it can all catch up seemingly suddenly- we see our faces countless times, every day.  I had to remind myself with past photos through Facebook just what has changed, and felt it was worth to post here.

Its funny, too.  I can't put my finger on it.  I know there's a difference there, but besides the boobs, I really don't know what it is.  Maybe the before isn't a very good before.  Regardless, I'm more than happy to be the one on the right :)

There is a remarkable difference Dee, like the commercial once said, "You've come a long way baby!" I see a guy on the left that you look nothing like and a very vivacious, attractive looking woman on the right. Your avatar photo looks grumpy and not nearly as pretty and alive in comparison. We only have photos and don't see you every day in real life so we only get the instant the shutter clicked so it's not always easy to make the best assessments, but if you are that woman on the right of my screen you are just beautiful and appear to have moved light years ahead from your former self.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kathyk on September 22, 2013, 09:42:11 am
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4885/xvsr.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/163/xvsr.jpg/)
 ...  Whenever I saw my reflection, I'd have those moments (which have becoming more regular) where I go, "oh- that's a girl there!"  It's such a surreal feeling.  .....

Yeah, no question about it that's a girl there.  You're great looking, sound real confident, and wow - you've had an incredible change in two years.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kaylee on September 22, 2013, 10:35:00 am
You looked like Keanu Reeves before and now you look super cute ;)

I was going to say Ashton Kutcher, be either way still look great before and after!  Such a complete change.  I also find myself looking through old pics thinking "Bloody hell, that was me!?!"

Also, what bass are you using in that pic?  I haven't played it properly for a while but I generally use a green Musicman stringray SUB with pressed metal scratch plate, plays like a dream when she's had some attention :-)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Dee on September 22, 2013, 04:49:18 pm
Thank you all!

@Bethany- you look so happy now, I love it! But what's with the TB hat? I thought you were from the Cape? (Kidding... I actually love the Rays).

@Shan- Haha, I never really thought of my avatar as grumpy looking, but I do see that now.  I'll probably change it in the near future, it's kinda dated by now. But I know what you mean with the shutter-glimpses compared to everyday. I explain this to my roommates all the time; they see me everyday, which makes it harder for them to understand the significance of what I've gone through. I'm happy to see the changes in retrospect, though!

@Christine and Kaylee- hah! I usually heard Justin Long, specifically from pics of that show in the before. Not offensive comparisons... but I'm glad they're in the past.

And Kaylee, that's an SD Curlee bass. Walnut and brass, 3/4 semi neckthrough, old school dimarzio pickups. It's a sustain machine!  But my usual go to is just the ol' fender standard jazz. I've always wanted a stingray though, that range and playability is so killer. Then the rick 4001 follows on the wish list... and.... Oh god... gear acquisition syndrome is kicking back in....!!!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Harlow on September 22, 2013, 05:14:42 pm
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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: V M on September 22, 2013, 05:20:24 pm


(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4885/xvsr.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/163/xvsr.jpg/)



I'm more than happy to be the one on the right :)

I think the one on the right would make a good avatar, you have a very nice smile in that one  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on September 22, 2013, 06:31:43 pm
I think the one on the right would make a good avatar, you have a very nice smile in that one  :)

I was thinking the same thing too!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ultimus on September 22, 2013, 09:17:12 pm
Here's a pic of me from Feb 2012 and another from last week, about 12 months on hormones (6 months on a low dose, stepped up in March), sorry for the shoddy quality...

(http://imageshack.us/a/img845/3279/goi9.jpg)(http://imageshack.us/a/img266/989/i0cb.jpg)

The confidence boost I've had since coming out to people makes wish I wish I'd started at 20 instead of 30 though :-(

Wow, you look like a teenager now, that much younger!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: bethany on September 22, 2013, 10:13:17 pm
@Bethany- you look so happy now, I love it! But what's with the TB hat? I thought you were from the Cape? (Kidding... I actually love the Rays).
Thank you very much. I have never been so happy in my life. I use to live near Port Charlotte FL . for 8 years before moving back to Massachusetts. I fell in love with the Rays and Lightning while down there. I learned that the Red Sox are just as an evil empire as the Yankees.  By the way that photo was taken at a spring training game.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Dee on September 22, 2013, 11:00:53 pm
Well I guess it's settled, next time I'm at my computer, a news avatar will be my task, haha.

Harlow- i was 27 when I started hrt (still the same age, bday soon).  Those first couple months are painstaking! I remember feeling like there just wouldn't be any effect. Just give your body time to adjust, and you'll start to see it for yourself. But I'm honored my b/a can be motivational.

Also, your husband has quite the collection! Always happy to see other people with crazy instrument collections.

@Kathy- I meant to respond to you earlier.  I feel like the confidence is 90% of what goes into passing, and I'm grateful for the support system I have. Everyone- family, friends, roommates- has only encouraged this confidence. And who would have known living with 5 twenty-something guys during transition would have bred such an atmosphere! Very thankful for them, everyday. :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on September 22, 2013, 11:03:44 pm
I never do get to comment here enough.  You are all such beautiful women, and should be so proud of yourselves! 

My contribution:

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4885/xvsr.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/163/xvsr.jpg/)

That smile is easily worth a thousand words.  Fantastic!!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kaylee on September 23, 2013, 01:41:15 pm
And Kaylee, that's an SD Curlee bass. Walnut and brass, 3/4 semi neckthrough, old school dimarzio pickups. It's a sustain machine!  But my usual go to is just the ol' fender standard jazz. I've always wanted a stingray though, that range and playability is so killer. Then the rick 4001 follows on the wish list... and.... Oh god... gear acquisition syndrome is kicking back in....!!!

Nice, old, chunky bits of wood are the best!  My old housemate must have around 30+ of the things so I only ever needed the String ray and an Ibanez acoustic, anytime I wanted to use something else I'd just shout "Oi, hippy, where's the Wal?  What do you mean it's in the studio!  Ok the 78 Jazz will do!" :)

Apart from the green/blue Yamaha electro-acoustic 6 stringer my gear acquisition is on hold for the mo, this transition malarkey can get a tad expensive :-)  Definitely agree with the others that have said to use that pic as your avatar pic, you look proper chuffed stiff!

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So...many..strings...to break!!  That looks like a very fun room :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kaylee on September 23, 2013, 02:10:32 pm
Wow, you look like a teenager now, that much younger!

:-)  Thank you so much!!!  I actually get ID'd quite frequently since starting hormones, bit of a pain though as I don't drive and haven't updated my passport yet...needless to say I get some entertaining looks off counter staff :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Gina_Z on September 23, 2013, 06:43:58 pm
Damn girl! That's amazing, great job!

So many of the transformations here just blow my mind. Definitely gives me hope.

Alaia, your avatar looks super cute.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Byron on September 23, 2013, 10:36:15 pm

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4885/xvsr.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/163/xvsr.jpg/)


Dee, this is an amazing transformation.  You are a beautiful person, and it looks like things will turn out pretty well for you.  Keep it up! ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Bookworm on September 24, 2013, 03:30:46 pm
Everybody looks so pretty it gives me hope.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: E-Brennan on September 24, 2013, 04:38:38 pm
Kaylee, that's some awesome hair - the color really suits you.  Awesome results.  Totally cute.  Jealous.

I'm happy that your confidence is up as well.  Sounds like you're surrounded by some very supportive and understanding people.  Double jealous.

Healthy weight loss?  Triple jealous.

Looking like a girl in her early twenties too when all is said and done?  That's crazy good in terms of results.

Congrats!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kaylee on September 24, 2013, 05:15:20 pm
Kaylee, that's some awesome hair - the color really suits you.  Awesome results.  Totally cute.  Jealous.

I'm happy that your confidence is up as well.  Sounds like you're surrounded by some very supportive and understanding people.  Double jealous.

Healthy weight loss?  Triple jealous.

Looking like a girl in her early twenties too when all is said and done?  That's crazy good in terms of results.

Congrats!

Thank you so much, that's just put a massive smile on my face where chocolate just wasn't cutting it (having a "I'm fat and ugly" day.  Though my housemate did say I was acting just like a teenage girl, which is awesome in itself I suppose :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on September 24, 2013, 05:21:01 pm
Thank you so much, that's just put a massive smile on my face where chocolate just wasn't cutting it (having a "I'm fat and ugly" day.  Though my housemate did say I was acting just like a teenage girl, which is awesome in itself I suppose :)

You'll never be fat Kaylee! Chocolate is 100 calories per oz. +/- love it though, but it is a prescription for an unwanted muffin top.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Alice Elanore on September 24, 2013, 07:04:21 pm
Here's a pic of me from Feb 2012 and another from last week, about 12 months on hormones (6 months on a low dose, stepped up in March), sorry for the shoddy quality...

(http://imageshack.us/a/img845/3279/goi9.jpg)(http://imageshack.us/a/img266/989/i0cb.jpg)

The confidence boost I've had since coming out to people makes wish I wish I'd started at 20 instead of 30 though :-(

Wow...this is kinda scary...you look exactly like my sister when she was in her 20's. Absolutely amazing  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on September 24, 2013, 08:32:25 pm
Wow...this is kinda scary...you look exactly like my sister when she was in her 20's. Absolutely amazing  :)

The photo of her former self looks like that biker guy on "Falling Skies"
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Dreams2014 on September 25, 2013, 04:09:40 am
Wow...this is kinda scary...you look exactly like my sister when she was in her 20's. Absolutely amazing  :)

Look like two entirely different people. Brilliant.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kaylee on September 26, 2013, 01:42:34 pm
You'll never be fat Kaylee! Chocolate is 100 calories per oz. +/- love it though, but it is a prescription for an unwanted muffin top.

It is possible...my nickname used to be Chubb in secondary school :(   I must remember not to weigh myself when already feeling down and angry!!!

You know its funny, but I was always more of a jelly sweets kinda person before hrt, I didn't really see the appeal in chocolate that much.  Now though it's another matter! (hate to perpetuate stereotypes, but apparently this one's true :)

Wow...this is kinda scary...you look exactly like my sister when she was in her 20's. Absolutely amazing  :)

Thank you :)  I figure if I just refuse to grow up mentally then the body will follow, like those crazy monks that can control body temperature/heart rate but more useful!!!

The photo of her former self looks like that biker guy on "Falling Skies"

Hehe.  I'm more used to the Ozzy/Jesus references :)

Look like two entirely different people. Brilliant.

Thank you, I have actually managed to pass for an hour or so before my friends bf clocked on that we'd already met and partied quite hard together.

His name is Davros - well, its really Dave but everyone calls him Davros - and I looked like this last time I saw him, how could he forget me!!

(http://imageshack.us/a/img14/2826/twno.jpg)

Pic's from about a year ago after 3 months low dose spiro/e btw to keep pics on topic :)

Thanks darlings, you've all really cheered me up ;D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: TheLance on September 28, 2013, 01:35:56 pm
Kaylee, whoa. Absolutely lovely :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on September 28, 2013, 03:46:05 pm


(http://imageshack.us/a/img14/2826/twno.jpg)

Pic's from about a year ago after 3 months low dose spiro/e btw to keep pics on topic :)

Thanks darlings, you've all really cheered me up ;D

There is a lot of real creative character wearing that getup....Cute!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Mlle. Glistenburg on September 29, 2013, 11:47:13 am
Here are two before (older pics) as of Fall 2012:

(http://i.imgur.com/141bSXA.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SHd5wGn.jpg)

Here is a new pic as of Summer 2013:

(http://i.imgur.com/MPc6r1d.jpg)

Here is a current pic as of Fall 2013:

(http://i.imgur.com/sfdL7wk.jpg)

265 days full-time, 186 days on HRT, and 132 days with legal uniformity and counting....
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on September 29, 2013, 11:54:34 am


265 days full-time, 186 days on HRT, and 132 days with legal uniformity and counting....

Wow, really a 180 degree turn and pretty!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Mlle. Glistenburg on September 29, 2013, 11:58:03 am
Wow, really a 180 degree turn and pretty!

Shantel, your words are too kind. Thanks deary!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Gina_Z on September 29, 2013, 12:19:48 pm

Here is a current pic as of Fall 2013:

(http://i.imgur.com/sfdL7wk.jpg)

265 days full-time, 186 days on HRT, and 132 days with legal uniformity and counting....

WOW. What a difference! The dark hair looks great too.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Assoluta on September 29, 2013, 03:58:56 pm
Not strictly a before and after photo, but the one on the left is 7 years ago, pre-hormones, and the one on the right was today. I thought of comparing because it feels like I've come full circle and returned to a similar look that I had back then. I never looked particularly masculine, but I didn't always pass pre-hormones. It's difficult to put my finger on what's changed, except it seems my features look 'finer' and 'thinner' now.

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4892/bw95.jpg)

Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on September 29, 2013, 04:06:13 pm
Not strictly a before and after photo, but the one on the left is 7 years ago, pre-hormones, and the one on the right was today. I thought of comparing because it feels like I've come full circle and returned to a similar look that I had back then. I never looked particularly masculine, but I didn't always pass pre-hormones. It's difficult to put my finger on what's changed, except it seems my features look 'finer' and 'thinner' now.

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4892/bw95.jpg)

You have changed considerably. Your features seem more delicate, eyebrows are thinned and eyes look better. I'm not sure, but was that a wig in your first photo?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Assoluta on September 29, 2013, 06:00:53 pm
You have changed considerably. Your features seem more delicate, eyebrows are thinned and eyes look better. I'm not sure, but was that a wig in your first photo?

It was indeed a wig!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on September 29, 2013, 06:03:21 pm
It was indeed a wig!

You're looking pretty and sweet hon!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: CindyJames on September 30, 2013, 04:53:11 am
 Five Years, pre was a week before getting ears pierced. That was my turning point.

Mmmmm

I'm a bit old for this but....
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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on September 30, 2013, 11:14:50 am
Five Years, pre was a week before getting ears pierced. That was my turning point.

Holy smoke Cindy what a swap, you make a much better looking woman any day hon! I didn't want to become an old fogy either..
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Dee on September 30, 2013, 11:51:43 am
Five Years, pre was a week before getting ears pierced. That was my turning point.


Cindy, you look great! I don't believe I've ever seen a before photo of you on here before, and I'm happy to see this example.

And too old? What are you taking about. :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on September 30, 2013, 12:05:52 pm
Cindy, you look great! I don't believe I've ever seen a before photo of you on here before, and I'm happy to see this example.

And too old? What are you taking about. :)

Yeah like a fine wine, that one!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Bardoux on September 30, 2013, 04:43:58 pm
Not strictly a before and after photo, but the one on the left is 7 years ago, pre-hormones, and the one on the right was today. I thought of comparing because it feels like I've come full circle and returned to a similar look that I had back then. I never looked particularly masculine, but I didn't always pass pre-hormones. It's difficult to put my finger on what's changed, except it seems my features look 'finer' and 'thinner' now.

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4892/bw95.jpg)

Beautiful   :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on October 01, 2013, 04:58:19 am
Five Years, pre was a week before getting ears pierced. That was my turning point.

You look lovely, and very happy.  I envy you.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Violet Bloom on October 03, 2013, 11:23:45 am
Holy smoke Cindy what a swap, you make a much better looking woman any day hon! I didn't want to become an old fogy either..

  If there were only one thing in life before starting all this process that I could not stomach becoming it would be an old man.  Now if I could just get transition over with in time to have a few good years as a pretty young woman who's allowed to wear 'young' clothes, I'd then be okay with becoming an old woman.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Alice Rogers on October 03, 2013, 11:30:24 am
Can't believe I am doing this!

5 Years ago (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-d4YJiO20nsI/Uk2bcoltcsI/AAAAAAAABNA/xqTV3ebx2IM/w601-h800-no/al+moody.jpg)

Couple of days ago (https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-EAbnN7L4AQ4/UkVl-k3ZcYI/AAAAAAAABA4/T0nWrJYb0MY/w521-h926-no/20130927_120301.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on October 03, 2013, 12:04:52 pm
Can't believe I am doing this!

5 Years ago (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-d4YJiO20nsI/Uk2bcoltcsI/AAAAAAAABNA/xqTV3ebx2IM/w601-h800-no/al+moody.jpg)

Couple of days ago (https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-EAbnN7L4AQ4/UkVl-k3ZcYI/AAAAAAAABA4/T0nWrJYb0MY/w521-h926-no/20130927_120301.jpg)

I like the second one better, much more promising! Who is that dark looking fellow? Kinda scary!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Alice Rogers on October 03, 2013, 12:19:33 pm
I like the second one better, much more promising! Who is that dark looking fellow? Kinda scary!

I don't know him.....
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Just Kate on October 06, 2013, 01:53:28 am
I'm really starting to like my new androgynous look.  I thought I'd share a fun before and current pic.

BEFORE
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Not wearing make up in any pics, but one day I'll get a pic with make up.  :) (sorry for low quality, have only a terrible web cam)

What do you think?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on October 06, 2013, 08:54:36 am
I'm really starting to like my new androgynous look. 


What do you think?

That's a huge change already, you clean up rather nicely Kate. The eyebrows in the before picture were destined to take over your whole face, they look much better now and could probably use a little more fine tuning. There are eyebrow tutorials on the Internet with all the how to information. Jennygirl had posted a good one awhile back, she is the eyebrow go to gal here. You're looking really quite androgynously feminine right now and have a naturally pretty face.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: michelle666 on October 06, 2013, 09:25:57 am
I just updated my timeline collage that I've been doing. People who I've know for years that I haven't seen in a while don't recognize me anymore, I didn't think I changed all that much until I look at the first pic in the series.

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/5158/x4zx.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Megumi on October 06, 2013, 09:35:59 am
That's a pretty good timeline collage Michelle! I see such a big difference, especially in the eyes. I see a lot of glowing happiness coming from them in the recent pictures versus the very first few.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on October 07, 2013, 12:30:40 am
I never do get to comment here enough.  You are all such beautiful women, and should be so proud of yourselves! 

My contribution:

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4885/xvsr.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/163/xvsr.jpg/)

My hair was a bit...windswept...from my walk to and from the farmers' market this morning.  But still, I felt cute when I got home.  Whenever I saw my reflection, I'd have those moments (which have becoming more regular) where I go, "oh- that's a girl there!"  It's such a surreal feeling.  It's strange how it can all catch up seemingly suddenly- we see our faces countless times, every day.  I had to remind myself with past photos through Facebook just what has changed, and felt it was worth to post here.

Its funny, too.  I can't put my finger on it.  I know there's a difference there, but besides the boobs, I really don't know what it is.  Maybe the before isn't a very good before.  Regardless, I'm more than happy to be the one on the right :)

Very nice. I wouldn't think it was the same person! :)  Is that an SD Curlee bass?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on October 07, 2013, 12:34:06 am
Going back a page I see...

And Kaylee, that's an SD Curlee bass. Walnut and brass, 3/4 semi neckthrough, old school dimarzio pickups. It's a sustain machine!  But my usual go to is just the ol' fender standard jazz. I've always wanted a stingray though, that range and playability is so killer. Then the rick 4001 follows on the wish list... and.... Oh god... gear acquisition syndrome is kicking back in....!!!

I can spot my basses! I have two 1973 4001s. :)  I have an SD Curleee here that I'm doing work on (I'm a luthier).

I have too many basses and guitars, and amps… I'm starting to sell some of them to help finance my transition…
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Anna_81 on October 07, 2013, 02:02:58 am
Wow, amazing pictures everyone.
There is just too many names to mention!! you all look stunning, what a huge difference :)
Keep up the good work  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: bethany on October 07, 2013, 02:28:31 am
Five Years, pre was a week before getting ears pierced. That was my turning point.
Cindy there is no way that your two pictures are of the same person.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on October 07, 2013, 12:18:21 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/bya8MBX.jpg)

The time, it's flyin' now! Can't wait to have my first xmas as myself. My mom sent me a message the other day "I can't wait to spend christmas with my DAUGHTER!" (she did use caps :D)

I cannot believe it's only been 10 months... Feels like at least twice as long.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on October 07, 2013, 12:25:42 pm
My mom sent me a message the other day "I can't wait to spend christmas with my DAUGHTER!" (she did use caps :D)

That's so sweet!

Quote
I cannot believe it's only been 10 months... Feels like at least twice as long.

Wow, that was fast!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sammy on October 07, 2013, 02:41:54 pm
I was looking into some older pics and OMG... I could not believe my eyes...

Roughly 2.5 years ago - I dont recognise that guy, btw. And the image is bloody ironic - I noted that only now... Uncle Freud would be sooo happy to see this one :). But, I am not compensating for anything, anymore! :) :) :)
(http://i.imgur.com/AiYxcfuh.jpg)
And this is me - 2 weeks ago
(http://i.imgur.com/4M1UHuoh.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/u1tb7WQh.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on October 07, 2013, 02:46:20 pm
That's some, ahem, big gun you got there! lol 

If you hair was longer you would look like a totally different person!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sammy on October 07, 2013, 02:51:06 pm
That's some, ahem, big gun you got there! lol 

No kidding! It is the 45mm Russian light anti-tank gun (M1942). They busted German Panzers good in WW2! :)

If you hair was longer you would look like a totally different person!

Yeah, I know :) I would look totally different with makeup too :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on October 07, 2013, 03:58:17 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/bya8MBX.jpg)

The time, it's flyin' now! Can't wait to have my first xmas as myself. My mom sent me a message the other day "I can't wait to spend christmas with my DAUGHTER!" (she did use caps :D)

I cannot believe it's only been 10 months... Feels like at least twice as long.

Your skin looks so much softer!  You are very pretty.  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on October 08, 2013, 08:51:29 am
I was looking into some older pics and OMG... I could not believe my eyes...

Roughly 2.5 years ago - I dont recognise that guy, btw. And the image is bloody ironic - I noted that only now... Uncle Freud would be sooo happy to see this one :). But, I am not compensating for anything, anymore! :) :) :)
(http://i.imgur.com/AiYxcfuh.jpg)
And this is me - 2 weeks ago
(http://i.imgur.com/4M1UHuoh.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/u1tb7WQh.jpg)

Big changes Emily, getting real cute and girly.  :icon_bunch: The fellows in your old unit would be startled!  :D ;D I often entertain myself with those same thoughts about my past military connections.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on October 08, 2013, 08:53:55 am
(http://i.imgur.com/bya8MBX.jpg)

The time, it's flyin' now! Can't wait to have my first xmas as myself. My mom sent me a message the other day "I can't wait to spend christmas with my DAUGHTER!" (she did use caps :D)

I cannot believe it's only been 10 months... Feels like at least twice as long.

It's hard to believe that you're the person on the left. Whaaaa happened?  ;D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sammy on October 08, 2013, 01:33:01 pm
Big changes Emily, getting real cute and girly.  :icon_bunch: The fellows in your old unit would be startled!  :D ;D I often entertain myself with those same thoughts about my past military connections.

Thanx Shantie :) That was very nice and sweet of You :)
P.S. Btw, that was a re-enactment, not real military event, but my fellows would be really surprised, lol :).
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on October 08, 2013, 02:31:06 pm
It's hard to believe that you're the person on the left. Whaaaa happened?  ;D

The inevitable ;)

It's getting harder and harder for me to believe as well!

Your skin looks so much softer!  You are very pretty.  :)

Thanks Jamie!!! I really appreciate all of your encouragement and help through this process. The past year has been made a lot easier because of you :) Thank you
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Heather on October 08, 2013, 02:39:10 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/bya8MBX.jpg)

The time, it's flyin' now! Can't wait to have my first xmas as myself. My mom sent me a message the other day "I can't wait to spend christmas with my DAUGHTER!" (she did use caps :D)

I cannot believe it's only been 10 months... Feels like at least twice as long.
Wow Jenny you just keep looking better and better congrats on the 10 months I'll be there in like a week. ;D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: ukftminneed on October 08, 2013, 02:40:10 pm
wow you guys are amazing you all look great !
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on October 08, 2013, 02:45:22 pm
Wow Jenny you just keep looking better and better congrats on the 10 months I'll be there in like a week. ;D

Congrats to you, too, Heather! And thanks :)

You seem to be doing great as well!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Heather on October 08, 2013, 02:48:55 pm
Congrats to you, too, Heather! And thanks :)

You seem to be doing great as well!
Thanks Jenny I'm coming along still don't look as good as you though. :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: ukftminneed on October 08, 2013, 04:23:05 pm
Thanks Jenny I'm coming along still don't look as good as you though. :)

you all look great its amazing :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sammy on October 08, 2013, 04:59:47 pm
wow you guys are amazing you all look great !

Thank You, sir :)
/me curtsys
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Hideyoshi on October 08, 2013, 05:06:32 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/bya8MBX.jpg)

The time, it's flyin' now! Can't wait to have my first xmas as myself. My mom sent me a message the other day "I can't wait to spend christmas with my DAUGHTER!" (she did use caps :D)

I cannot believe it's only been 10 months... Feels like at least twice as long.

Your image should come with a trigger warning >.<

My jaw dropped irl when I saw that last picture, just fantastic change

edit: I also said something like 'holy <poo> what happened' or along those lines XD
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on October 08, 2013, 05:09:14 pm
Your image should come with a trigger warning >.<

My jaw dropped irl when I saw that last picture, just fantastic change

Jenny was a good looking guy too, so it's no wonder she's beautiful now. :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on October 08, 2013, 05:53:48 pm
Cannot contain the ear to ear smile while reading your comments, thanks so much you guys.

It's been one hell of a busy year, but through all the ups and the downs it has all been worth it so far- as I'm sure many of you other transitioners feel as well. Every little step is worth it, regardless of how fast or slow the change is.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: randomdude5 on October 08, 2013, 06:15:42 pm
I was looking into some older pics and OMG... I could not believe my eyes...

Roughly 2.5 years ago - I dont recognise that guy, btw. And the image is bloody ironic - I noted that only now... Uncle Freud would be sooo happy to see this one :). But, I am not compensating for anything, anymore! :) :) :)
(http://i.imgur.com/AiYxcfuh.jpg)
And this is me - 2 weeks ago
(http://i.imgur.com/4M1UHuoh.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/u1tb7WQh.jpg)

OMG! I saw one of your posts in the FTM section and saw your avatar pic and thought you were a FTM in early transition who just got their hair cut or something! xD
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Christine Eryn on October 08, 2013, 06:50:01 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/bya8MBX.jpg)

The time, it's flyin' now! Can't wait to have my first xmas as myself. My mom sent me a message the other day "I can't wait to spend christmas with my DAUGHTER!" (she did use caps :D)

I cannot believe it's only been 10 months... Feels like at least twice as long.

PLEEEASE tell me what you use to get such beautiful, flawless skin!  :o
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on October 08, 2013, 07:07:05 pm
PLEEEASE tell me what you use to get such beautiful, flawless skin!  :o

1) coconut oil used daily for makeup remover & moisturizer at night - also as a shave oil
2) a few dabs of bobbi brown concealer for the occasional dark circle and hiding that last bit of upper lip beard shadow
3) *very* light dash of makeup forever HD powder across areas w/ concealer to set it
4) a few swipes of blush
5) good lighting for the photo! (a window or diffused light source at a forward angle to the face)

Bottom line: coconut oil is my jam :D I hope this helps!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: truetranssoulrebel on October 09, 2013, 08:58:16 am
May 2011

(http://lazingabout.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/photo-on-2011-05-13-at-22-34.jpg?w=300)

October 2013 (4 Months HRT)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1379270_1416132211947853_335943712_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Christine Eryn on October 09, 2013, 02:32:09 pm
1) coconut oil used daily for makeup remover & moisturizer at night - also as a shave oil
2) a few dabs of bobbi brown concealer for the occasional dark circle and hiding that last bit of upper lip beard shadow
3) *very* light dash of makeup forever HD powder across areas w/ concealer to set it
4) a few swipes of blush
5) good lighting for the photo! (a window or diffused light source at a forward angle to the face)

Bottom line: coconut oil is my jam :D I hope this helps!

Coconut oil? Fascinating! That never occured to me. I am gonna run out to Target ASAP and buy some! I do need concealer too, especially now that my HRT has really thinned out my face (in a good way), especially my eye sockets. Thanks for the tips!  ;D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on October 09, 2013, 02:39:03 pm
1) coconut oil used daily for makeup remover & moisturizer at night - also as a shave oil
2) a few dabs of bobbi brown concealer for the occasional dark circle and hiding that last bit of upper lip beard shadow
3) *very* light dash of makeup forever HD powder across areas w/ concealer to set it
4) a few swipes of blush
5) good lighting for the photo! (a window or diffused light source at a forward angle to the face)

Bottom line: coconut oil is my jam :D I hope this helps!

ShaunaNinjagirl is a pretty Native American member here with beautiful skin, she is a big advocate of coconut oil use for moisturizer!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: E-Brennan on October 10, 2013, 09:37:40 am
truetranssoulrebel, I'm absolutely flawed.  You look great, and the difference between 2011 and now is amazing.  I sooooo wish I had your long, dark curly hair.  And if that's only four months HRT, the next year will just make you cuter and cuter, although most girls would kill to be as cute as you are right now.  Thanks for sharing!   :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on October 10, 2013, 09:54:27 am
truetranssoulrebel, I'm absolutely flawed.

Did you mean "floored" or do you have a lot of imperfections? ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on October 10, 2013, 10:24:56 am
Did you mean "floored" or do you have a lot of imperfections? ;)

It was the southern accent in print is all!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Danielle Emmalee on October 10, 2013, 10:46:37 am
It was the southern accent in print is all!

Oh lawd jesus its a fahr!  Ain't no body got time fo dat.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on October 10, 2013, 11:53:14 am
May 2011

(http://lazingabout.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/photo-on-2011-05-13-at-22-34.jpg?w=300)

October 2013 (4 Months HRT)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1379270_1416132211947853_335943712_n.jpg)

You are making good progress.  Still doing your YouTubes?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sammy on October 11, 2013, 06:21:36 am
1) coconut oil used daily for makeup remover & moisturizer at night - also as a shave oil

Bottom line: coconut oil is my jam :D I hope this helps!

Jenny, You look great - as always :)
And thanks for the tip :) Just bought myself a bottle of coconut oil and my skin really likes it and it smells sooo nice :).

P.S. I have also read that it can be rubbed into scalp for increased hair growth and also used as a lubricant. Errr... nevermind :P.

Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: {Alice} on October 11, 2013, 10:53:30 am
I can post the first pictures of my transition

I started my ths since 2 months
I also made a spectacular diet





(http://imageshack.us/a/img202/4401/bemd.jpg)

April 23, 2013. I weighed 216 pounds







(http://imageshack.us/a/img580/9351/he8o.jpg)

today. I weigh 165 pounds

I'm not wearing makeup and I wear clothes of guy
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Harlow on October 12, 2013, 08:28:01 pm
Well it's only been 2 months, but thought it would be interesting to post. All of these have been taken in 2013 so all very recent.

Just before I went completely femme I took up a dandy stache  :laugh:

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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: {Alice} on October 13, 2013, 07:47:45 am
You have beautiful eyes and a very androgynous body. A touch of makeup is enough to make you "pass." Your changes will probably be very good.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: {Alice} on October 13, 2013, 07:54:23 am
(http://i.imgur.com/bya8MBX.jpg)

The time, it's flyin' now! Can't wait to have my first xmas as myself. My mom sent me a message the other day "I can't wait to spend christmas with my DAUGHTER!" (she did use caps :D)

I cannot believe it's only been 10 months... Feels like at least twice as long.

I am very happy for you. What a change in so little time.

My mother accept my progressive feminization but many problems with hormones ^ ^

How old are you out of curiosity. I'm 26, I think at my age, it still can there be big changes
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sammy on October 13, 2013, 02:47:45 pm
Arno, Jenny is even a bit older than You ;).
/me runs and hides
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Lauren5 on October 13, 2013, 02:54:46 pm
Love that 50/50 split, Harlow. That's pretty awesome how you practically could switch between genders. Your face is perfect for both.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on October 13, 2013, 03:08:31 pm
I am very happy for you. What a change in so little time.

My mother accept my progressive feminization but many problems with hormones ^ ^

How old are you out of curiosity. I'm 26, I think at my age, it still can there be big changes

Thank you Arno :) I am 29 and had good changes from HRT, so my guess is at 26 you'll be just fine! Sorry to hear you are having problems with hormones :(

Harlow- I love your progression! Keep it up you are looking great!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: abbyt89 on October 13, 2013, 07:32:45 pm
It's been almost exactly a year since I started hormones! My life has been so much better since transitioning, and I can't wait to see where I am in another year. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/QI1BXTa.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Amelia Pond on October 13, 2013, 07:48:02 pm
It's been almost exactly a year since I started hormones! My life has been so much better since transitioning, and I can't wait to see where I am in another year. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/QI1BXTa.jpg)
:o Wow! I can't believe you could have ever been your before picture. You are way to beautiful and feminine to have ever been that before guy. :)

Amy
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: monica93304 on October 13, 2013, 07:48:14 pm
It's been almost exactly a year since I started hormones! My life has been so much better since transitioning, and I can't wait to see where I am in another year. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/QI1BXTa.jpg)

Abby. You look incredible. HRT and sacrifices are worth it.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: TerriT on October 13, 2013, 07:51:09 pm
It's been almost exactly a year since I started hormones! My life has been so much better since transitioning, and I can't wait to see where I am in another year. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/QI1BXTa.jpg)

You look so amazing!!!! Congrats on all you've accomplished!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on October 13, 2013, 08:37:15 pm
It's been almost exactly a year since I started hormones! My life has been so much better since transitioning, and I can't wait to see where I am in another year. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/QI1BXTa.jpg)

Holy shite Abby, you look gorgeous I think I'm in love! Who is that big fat guy beside you there?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamiep on October 13, 2013, 10:23:47 pm
@Abby, tell me a cow flew by, cant be you. The guy on the left isn't that your brother? Diligence got you there losing 85 lbs, stunning. You look Beautiful! Congratulations.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on October 13, 2013, 10:38:09 pm
It's been almost exactly a year since I started hormones! My life has been so much better since transitioning, and I can't wait to see where I am in another year. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/QI1BXTa.jpg)

The first phrase that pops into my head is: "holy mother of god!"
That is an amazing transformation! Just wow!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kira21 ♡♡♡ on October 14, 2013, 12:09:33 am
Abby, that is *crazy* you must be very happy! :-)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: monica93304 on October 14, 2013, 04:26:50 am
I'm shooting to lose about 100 lbs.  I've lost 25 so far and Ms. Abby is an inspiration and proof it can be done.  I've sacrificed a lot and worked really hard at it as I'm sure she has.

Girl power!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ms Grace on October 14, 2013, 04:54:33 am
It's been almost exactly a year since I started hormones! My life has been so much better since transitioning, and I can't wait to see where I am in another year. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/QI1BXTa.jpg)
Gorgeous!

Before and after threads are always so utterly inspirational. I promise to post something as soon as I actually have an "after" :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: jamielikesyou on October 14, 2013, 06:36:53 am
Stunning and inspirational Abby, thank you for posting this. Before I saw it I was kinda down a 'never gonna get there' spiral. This was a big lift to my day so thanks :))
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Carlita on October 14, 2013, 01:01:00 pm
Stunning and inspirational Abby, thank you for posting this. Before I saw it I was kinda down a 'never gonna get there' spiral. This was a big lift to my day so thanks :))

Agreed!!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: abbyt89 on October 14, 2013, 02:13:34 pm
Thank you all for the kind words :) You are all so wonderful!

I am glad that it is inspirational to some people - before I transitioned I found inspiration in the same way. I'm so lucky to be where I am and to be part of such a wonderful community!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on October 14, 2013, 02:30:18 pm
That's what I love about this place. I'll have some doubts and then see these amazing transformations like yours! Thanks for sharing. :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kristal on October 14, 2013, 10:12:29 pm
Some people asked to see a before and after, so here it is.

(https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s720x720/73348_506590616067867_895310227_n.jpg)

Me six months ago. "Am I duding correctly yet?"

(https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/q75/994355_592700944123500_1097552970_n.jpg)

Me today, three weeks HRT. "Screw duding, girling is the <poo>!"
(Ugh. I hate you, cleft chin...)

On a completely unrelated note, "duding" is accepted by my spell checker while "girling" is not. Mysterions...
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Dee on October 14, 2013, 11:43:57 pm

Me today, three weeks HRT. "Screw duding, girling is the <poo>!"
(Ugh. I hate you, cleft chin...)

On a completely unrelated note, "duding" is accepted by my spell checker while "girling" is not. Mysterions...

Girling is totally the sh!t, f- duding.

On an unrelated note, neither girling nor duding were recognized on my phone. So damn egalitarian.

On a related note-  rock that cleft chin! Seriously, you look awesome for such a short time.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Lauren5 on October 14, 2013, 11:49:21 pm
Three weeks? that's it? It seems more like you've been on them for three months, at least! Way to go, Krystal!
A little zappage on the beard and moustache, and I think you could go out right now and nobody could tell the difference.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kristal on October 15, 2013, 12:12:24 am
Three weeks? that's it? It seems more like you've been on them for three months, at least! Way to go, Krystal!
A little zappage on the beard and moustache, and I think you could go out right now and nobody could tell the difference.

It seems I'm rather fortunate to have started with feminine features, discounting the massive amounts of facial/body hair. I feel like my body has taken to E like a fish to water. Already my skin is looking better/feeling softer and my breast area is feeling sore and itchy. Unfortunately, this means that I cut myself even worse than I usually do when I shave. I've never been very good at it.

I'm still saving up for the laser. That stuff is pricey, chie? Better get started on learning makeup in the meantime. I'd ask my mom, but she's been a tomboy all her life, so she has no idea what she's doing with makeup either.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Lauren5 on October 15, 2013, 12:18:21 am
It seems I'm rather fortunate to have started with feminine features, discounting the massive amounts of facial/body hair. I feel like my body has taken to E like a fish to water. Already my skin is looking better/feeling softer and my breast area is feeling sore and itchy. Unfortunately, this means that I cut myself even worse than I usually do when I shave. I've never been very good at it.

I'm still saving up for the laser. That stuff is pricey, chie? Better get started on learning makeup in the meantime. I'd ask my mom, but she's been a tomboy all her life, so she has no idea what she's doing with makeup either.
Ouchie :( I'm terrible with a razor too, I think only once did I ever not cut myself

Yeah, it depends where you go. Sometimes it's as low as $70 a treatment, all the way up to $150. Still pretty pricey if they only zap less than 20 hairs or so each time. But you're perfect for it; fairer skin and darker hair.

Check for tutorials online. I've seen a few pretty good ones that focus on using a male face and making it look femle, not like you'd need too much more of that ;)
Many are aimed at CDs, but should work just fine.

You're looking gorgeous, girl. Stay beautiful :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kristal on October 15, 2013, 06:22:29 am
Ouchie :( I'm terrible with a razor too, I think only once did I ever not cut myself

Yeah, it depends where you go. Sometimes it's as low as $70 a treatment, all the way up to $150. Still pretty pricey if they only zap less than 20 hairs or so each time. But you're perfect for it; fairer skin and darker hair.

Check for tutorials online. I've seen a few pretty good ones that focus on using a male face and making it look femle, not like you'd need too much more of that ;)
Many are aimed at CDs, but should work just fine.

You're looking gorgeous, girl. Stay beautiful :)

I always feel uncomfortable on CD sites. There's a different mindset at work there. Moreover, I feel uncomfortable around men in general. My father drives an old pickup, and when we go somewhere in it, I'm always sandwiched between him and my larger younger brother. That makes me want to curl up in a tiny ball, and they're family. I don't even want to think about sitting that way between two strangers.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Harlow on October 15, 2013, 12:39:00 pm
Love that 50/50 split, Harlow. That's pretty awesome how you practically could switch between genders. Your face is perfect for both.

Thanks Willow, that 50/50 shot was literally the day I was like f@*% my facial hair I'm over it dot com. XD

Harlow- I love your progression! Keep it up you are looking great!

Thanks Jenny, I'm excited for more changes. I'm glad I'm going through with it this time around!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Lauren5 on October 15, 2013, 01:01:02 pm
Thanks Willow, that 50/50 shot was literally the day I was like f@*% my facial hair I'm over it dot com. XD
You're like the perfect andro, and can do whatever you want with your body (genderwise) and get away with it. Do what makes you happy :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Harlow on October 15, 2013, 01:26:05 pm
You're like the perfect andro, and can do whatever you want with your body (genderwise) and get away with it. Do what makes you happy :)

You don't even know how much of a HUGE compliment that is to me, thank you so much!!  :laugh:
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Lauren5 on October 15, 2013, 01:38:40 pm
You don't even know how much of a HUGE compliment that is to me, thank you so much!!  :laugh:
I am to please :D
Ok now I must shower and call my psychologist and apologise for missing the appointment today and hope to reschedule for this week rather than just skipping this week, so I can hope to get myself as good as you.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Harlow on October 15, 2013, 02:14:49 pm
I am to please :D
Ok now I must shower and call my psychologist and apologise for missing the appointment today and hope to reschedule for this week rather than just skipping this week, so I can hope to get myself as good as you.

Yes please don't miss any appointments on my behalf!  :laugh:
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: PrincessPatience on October 16, 2013, 11:57:57 pm
Harlow, that shade of blue hair really fits your skin tone based on that pic. I also like the shoulder length hair better. It fits your face frame better than the short hair and makes it look more feminine. Side bangs would look wonderful on you too.  You've really made some progress based on the last pictures i saw of you. Keep it up!  ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Harlow on October 20, 2013, 06:51:49 pm
Harlow, that shade of blue hair really fits your skin tone based on that pic. I also like the shoulder length hair better. It fits your face frame better than the short hair and makes it look more feminine. Side bangs would look wonderful on you too.  You've really made some progress based on the last pictures i saw of you. Keep it up!  ;)

Why thank you!!!  ;D

I'm growing my hair out. The longer hair is extensions I made out of my own hair when I cut it all off years ago (long story on why I still had my years old ponytail...lol) I only have enough to do one side of my head, but it looks cute I just use a hair comb to pin it all to one side in the back. It is time consuming to get it just right, so I don't always wear them.

It's funny I work in the hair industry and when I first went blue from platinum several hair stylists commented how complimentary it was to my skin tone. We'd kind of laugh, because normally colors that you'd say complimented skin tones would be natural colors like auburn, copper, golden shades etc. But for whatever reason blue seems to be a good color on me!  :laugh:
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: nanofan on October 20, 2013, 08:16:32 pm
wow what a change, very inspirational, thanks for sharing

It's been almost exactly a year since I started hormones! My life has been so much better since transitioning, and I can't wait to see where I am in another year. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/QI1BXTa.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: nanofan on October 20, 2013, 08:21:24 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/bya8MBX.jpg)

The time, it's flyin' now! Can't wait to have my first xmas as myself. My mom sent me a message the other day "I can't wait to spend christmas with my DAUGHTER!" (she did use caps :D)

I cannot believe it's only been 10 months... Feels like at least twice as long.

my god you look awsome
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on October 20, 2013, 09:41:58 pm
Thanks nanofan :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on October 21, 2013, 01:32:44 pm
This has been me when I was 16 lol : http://imgur.com/gQXP9iI
And this is me now : http://imgur.com/a/LoMdY
Guess I ve changed a bit xD

Yes you have! Got your weight under control, got rid of "baby fat" features and now look like a WOMAN!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Lauren5 on October 21, 2013, 02:15:37 pm
A bit is an understatement. You've transformed immensely, Chris!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: AriannaJade on October 21, 2013, 03:50:07 pm
Before sometime in 2008 (http://i39.tinypic.com/2d81gs3.jpg)

After 2013 (http://i39.tinypic.com/2jfb19d.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kristal on October 21, 2013, 06:38:05 pm
Before sometime in 2008 (http://i39.tinypic.com/2d81gs3.jpg)

After 2013 (http://i39.tinypic.com/2jfb19d.jpg)

You look adorkable!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: AriannaJade on October 21, 2013, 09:49:27 pm
Thank you! =)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: j.thompsongirl on October 22, 2013, 12:30:21 am
(http://i.imgur.com/bya8MBX.jpg)

The time, it's flyin' now! Can't wait to have my first xmas as myself. My mom sent me a message the other day "I can't wait to spend christmas with my DAUGHTER!" (she did use caps :D)

I cannot believe it's only been 10 months... Feels like at least twice as long.

Wow Jenny your transition is inspiring to say the least! You look so beautiful!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on October 22, 2013, 04:24:48 am
Thank you :) I feel lucky in many ways to be having this experience, and I'm glad it's an inspiration to you. That inspirational aspect is part of what makes these forums so great, for serious! :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Just Ole Me on October 22, 2013, 11:03:33 pm
Jenny,  we need more photos. You truly inspire many of us.  Hugs, Kay
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kelly_aus on October 22, 2013, 11:34:52 pm
Aug 2010
(http://i.imgur.com/u7Nm7.jpg)

October 2013
(http://i.imgur.com/YhEJEg0.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on October 23, 2013, 08:48:52 am


Big change Kelly, you still have that devilish twinkle in your eyes, bet you'd be a lot of fun at a party girlfriend!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Karin on October 26, 2013, 09:00:39 am
Hi, Everyone!

This is my first ever post on any site, period!
I want to say what a great inspiration this whole thing is for me! I am really beginning to feel human and not alien at last, after reading through your posts. They have sent me on a rollercoaster of emotions, hope and happiness! I discovered this wonderful place a few days ago. Until then I guess I was in a kind of in a state of constant depressive denial and reclusive isolation and believed I could never be a part of a forum like this.

I am turning 38 soon, and have been struggling with gender identity issues and anxieties for years, decades. THERE IS HOPE! Thank you for teaching me that! I'm bouncing off the walls with joy and perhaps  finally clawing my way out of the endless black hole of hopelessness.

I want to share some pics to put a face to my words, but I haven't figured it out yet, as i'm a bit of a 'technophobe' with computers and haven't had the self confidence to look for, or communicate with people whom I discovered I can really relate to. I don't even have a cellphone that takes pictures, lol!

You are all wonderful! I'm so jealous in a good way of you all! I feel like you are mentors for me, and that if you really desire and believe, things are actually possible, maybe even for me!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on October 26, 2013, 09:17:31 am

You are all wonderful! I'm so jealous in a good way of you all! I feel like you are mentors for me, and that if you really desire and believe, things are actually possible, maybe even for me!

Welcome Karin,
          That's the nature of this place, we're all here in support of one another!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Gina_Z on October 26, 2013, 01:57:13 pm
Hi Karin! There are a lot of good people here and good info too.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on October 26, 2013, 02:34:54 pm
Hi Karin. And welcome! I'm fairly new here as well and have the same feelings towards this forum and its members. I'll be turning 56 next month, and have been dealing with this since I was about four.  So good for you taking action. It's never too late, but easier when you are younger. Wish I stared sooner.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Karin on October 26, 2013, 05:37:24 pm
Thank you so much!  I appreciate your warm words of welcome!

I have 'square eyes' from staring at the screen reading through many posts trying to catch up but couldn't stop! You have really reached me in a way that feels like i'm being welcomed into a family. I haven't felt this way for so long a time!

Yes, I remember as a young child thinking along the same lines: I made the same wish each time I saw a shooting star, that I could be a girl. When I blew out my birthday cake candles the same thing. I went to a religious junior school. I would pray at night before sleeping that the big guy upstairs would fix my body lol!
I'm sure we all remember similiar things, perhaps even with a smile sometimes.

I'm sorry, I know i'm writing in the wrong thread here, (I hope to get some my picture sorted) but thanks again for listening ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on October 27, 2013, 01:10:59 pm
I'll tell you, last night I got dressed up as a woman (a Japanese school girl to be more precise) for a Halloween party with a cover band I play in. I was rather nervous about it, but all night everyone kept saying they didn't know who I was and thought the band replaced me with a pretty girl. lol It was a wonderful experience with all the positive feedback I was getting. Granted, it was a costume party, but so many women came up to me, including some that have known me for years, and said they thought I was a girl, from my appearance and mannerisms. Even one of the guys in the band said I looked great and should dress that way all the time. lol I agree! Funny part about the mannerisms, I wasn't acting any different than usual. But I did feel a little more free to be myself.

It really was a confidence booster.  ;D  I posted a couple of photos in the Do You Think I Can Pass thread. So after having my doubts erased it's full speed ahead...
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Karin on October 27, 2013, 06:20:09 pm
That's Cool!
Isn't it priceless when a friend tells us they prefer you as you are nowdays rather than that unhappy person from before!

{ heard Lou Reed died.  I liked his work from the Velvet Underground days.}  had wondered if my love for rock and metal could fit in with how I want to live. But I have found there are genetic women out who love to talk the subject and go to gigs, so that's great!
I can still do things I liked before!And now, things associated with being female too without feeling shame! I feel my life is becoming more balanced!
Who needs stereotypes!  8)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Claire (formerly Magdalena) on October 27, 2013, 06:47:55 pm
Hi, Karin,

Welcome! ;D I also struggled with the despair and depression. I don't think I've ever been this happy in my life just finding the place where I can be me. I'm soooo happy for you that you're feeling the same way. I didn't sleep well for several days, I was so excited, it was great. Still is great. I just keep smiling at the world. Be prepared to have more energy than ever.

I haven't so much found mentors as family. They all really care, it's wonderful. And no one judges, which is wonderous as well. So, welcome to the family, little sister.   :angel:

-maggie
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on October 27, 2013, 06:53:07 pm
Hi, Karin,

Welcome! ;D I also struggled with the despair and depression. I don't think I've ever been this happy in my life just finding the place where I can be me. I'm soooo happy for you that you're feeling the same way. I didn't sleep well for several days, I was so excited, it was great. Still is great. I just keep smiling at the world. Be prepared to have more energy than ever.

I haven't so much found mentors as family. They all really care, it's wonderful. And no one judges, which is wonderous as well. So, welcome to the family, little sister.   :angel:

-maggie

Hey Maggie that kind of happiness is infectious! You'll start a pandemic :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Claire (formerly Magdalena) on October 27, 2013, 06:57:31 pm
Shan, I hope so! I brought enough for everyone.  :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on October 27, 2013, 06:59:08 pm
Shan, I hope so! I brought enough for everyone.  :D

Lol thats our girl!  ;D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Karin on October 28, 2013, 11:46:50 am
Hi, Maggie!
Thanks for your lovely message! I'm always learning, and respect your and everyone's words of wisdom! It's great to share.

I've come some way along and made a number of improvements and are becoming happier by comparison, but I have ways to go! My quirky sense of humour from childhood and early teens is slowly returning as forefront, after years of frequent recluse and dark moods. People at work are coming up to me saying "Hey! How's it goin?" Even the security staff have time for me since i'm talking again! And that's with me looking unmistakebly fem, but not yet out!

The world might be a dull place if there was nothing left to do and everything was black and white!
 :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: ambiguousinlife on October 28, 2013, 12:37:08 pm
These posts are very inspiring. Giving me lots of hope.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Autumn on October 28, 2013, 11:12:24 pm
I look at this thread everyday and it gives me so much optimism and hope about my future. You ladies are all amazing.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kiwi4Eva on October 29, 2013, 02:05:29 am
You are making good progress.  Still doing your YouTubes?

You are going to be one hell of a stunning woman…you have gorgeous potential!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Apples Mk.II on October 29, 2013, 08:38:26 am
Almost Six Months.

(http://i.imgur.com/CdHO1KD.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Marina mtf on October 29, 2013, 01:59:35 pm
well, this is me... in 2003

(http://i.imgur.com/sg3410B.jpg)

and then, in 2013... ten years later...

10 YEARS... OMG... but It seems to me that Marina is younger than
the first guy...

(http://i.imgur.com/np0wLpA.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ms Grace on October 29, 2013, 02:03:13 pm
Apple Sprout, You've changed so much and look awesome! I know you've been struggling with concerns of how you will pass and everything but if this is the level of change you have after six months just wait until twelve months, etc, you will be a stunning señorita!  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Marina mtf on October 29, 2013, 02:05:02 pm
Almost Six Months.



amazing! keep going  :icon_pistoles: :icon_bunch:
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Apples Mk.II on October 29, 2013, 02:50:18 pm
Sadly, it is a bit of cheating. Notice that I never ever put frontal shots anymore, and the truth is that I still look really really awful on them (ok,maybe it is that the ligth at my place is really really horrible.), and this perspective helps hide problems with the cheeks and lack of fat (nose looks ever bigger on the front), not to mention the angle with the camera raised and looking down.

Although well, I show the first photo yesterday to somebody I met three weeks ago, and they were amazed too. I keep being told that there is nothing male left in my aspect, but... You know how GID is.


Anyways, I have plans for FFS already. Once I make one year on HRT (April 2014) I will start the consultations, and if things go according to plan, Summer of 2014 would be the best possible date.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on October 29, 2013, 03:16:42 pm
Almost Six Months.

(http://i.imgur.com/CdHO1KD.jpg)

Oh my!  ;D  Very nice!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on October 29, 2013, 03:19:37 pm
Sadly, it is a bit of cheating. Notice that I never ever put frontal shots anymore, and the truth is that I still look really really awful on them (ok,maybe it is that the ligth at my place is really really horrible.), and this perspective helps hide problems with the cheeks and lack of fat (nose looks ever bigger on the front), not to mention the angle with the camera raised and looking down.

Although well, I show the first photo yesterday to somebody I met three weeks ago, and they were amazed too. I keep being told that there is nothing male left in my aspect, but... You know how GID is.


Anyways, I have plans for FFS already. Once I make one year on HRT (April 2014) I will start the consultations, and if things go according to plan, Summer of 2014 would be the best possible date.

Yes, I suffer from a similar nose. :) I haven't started HRT or anything yet, and my photo here was actually part of my Halloween costume from the past weekend.

But with a little work you will look great! You have much nicer lips than I do. Damn you! lol
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Apples Mk.II on October 29, 2013, 04:09:20 pm
Yes, I suffer from a similar nose. :) I haven't started HRT or anything yet, and my photo here was actually part of my Halloween costume from the past weekend.

But with a little work you will look great! You have much nicer lips than I do. Damn you! lol

Mac tinted lip balm... I've never had a lipstick...


The nose is a funny thing. When I got the VFFS results not even her knew how to tacke my nose... She had a few ideas, but it is a work best left for a pro. So I'd rather not think or have illusions about my dream nose until then. The only thing I know is that I need to ask about removing or changing the nasal spine.

It can't be that bad... Yesterday I met a girl that looked like the gender bender version of John Difool (Maybe the Final Incal version). Still looked better than me with that big nose.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on October 29, 2013, 05:04:49 pm
Some women have large noses. Lots of times they have them made smaller. If you look on non FFS cosmetic surgery sites you can see examples. So think of it that way.

One fault I see with some FFS examples is the nose. They often do very little with it IMO. I'm Italian, so having a Italian girl's nose is fine with me, but just as if I was a cis female with a nose larger than I like, I'd have it made smaller.

There's a bit too much emphasis on not changing the person's face and just feminizing it, but you can see in some before and after examples that unless they had a feminin looking face to start with, and they seem to like to feature those faces on the websites, then a little more work needs to be done. And that's ok. I'm not paying all that money for cosmetic surgery and leave with a bigger nose than I want! I don't care if I look different, that's the point!

I also see lots if natal females with sloped foreheads and slight brow ridges. It seems more common with longer noses. But that seems to be where a lot of work gets done. I don't have a large brow ridge, so I'm lucky and might not even need it. My brows are pretty high too after I plucked them. :)

Just wish I had fuller lips. :(
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on October 29, 2013, 05:29:17 pm

10 YEARS... OMG... but It seems to me that Marina is younger than
the first guy...


You do, and so much more feminine!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Padma on November 04, 2013, 03:40:01 am
So I got a morphing app yesterday, and had some fun putting together this quick'n'dirty morph-animation of my face changing over the last 30 months. Definitely happier at this end than that end of it, and not done yet :D. (Both versions are 1.6Mb, 24 seconds, no sound - one or other of them should play directly in your browser.)

http://www.yoxi.net/anitya/av/morph-30months.avi
http://www.yoxi.net/anitya/av/morph-30months.mp4
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: LordKAT on November 04, 2013, 03:44:30 am
That was cool, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ms Grace on November 04, 2013, 05:12:35 am
Thanks Padma, awesome transformation!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on November 04, 2013, 05:23:47 am
Sooooo super neat!

I love watching your hair grow! Very cool.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Carlita on November 04, 2013, 01:31:44 pm
I loved watching Padma's smile grow. That was even neater!  :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamiep on November 04, 2013, 07:26:12 pm
Padma, creative & lovely progression!

Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Dee on November 06, 2013, 11:17:31 pm
It was Halloween, so here's a halloween-themed Before/After!

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/5863/fsjo.jpg)
 (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/89/fsjo.jpg/)

2009/2010/2013 - I've got red on me.

Note: I've noticed in the past year, that my friends stopped taking pictures at parties like 3 years ago, and now all my recent pics are in the bathroom :p.  Bummer...now I actually wouldn't mind having my picture taken!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shodan on November 07, 2013, 12:46:12 am
You... Dressed up as Andrew W. K.?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Christine167 on November 07, 2013, 12:53:56 am
Very very nice Dee.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: maximusloverus on November 07, 2013, 01:18:58 am
Me in 2010 at 225lbs
[Link Removed]

Not sure if guys could cut into this or if I even qualify for this thread given that i am still pre-T but, it's amazing what a haircut and and finding confidence in being who I really am can do.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sammy on November 07, 2013, 05:07:24 am
Not sure if guys could cut into this or if I even qualify for this thread given that i am still pre-T but, it's amazing what a haircut and and finding confidence in being who I really am can do.

Booo :) I almost wanted to rant about guys sneaking in, but - indeed - guys dont have the before/after thread in their subsection, they only get "do I pass" and "badass dude"! Gender inequality, huh? :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Bardoux on November 07, 2013, 05:11:08 am
It was Halloween, so here's a halloween-themed Before/After!

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/5863/fsjo.jpg)
 (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/89/fsjo.jpg/)

2009/2010/2013 - I've got red on me.

Note: I've noticed in the past year, that my friends stopped taking pictures at parties like 3 years ago, and now all my recent pics are in the bathroom :p.  Bummer...now I actually wouldn't mind having my picture taken!

You look great Dee! Oh and you've got some red on you... :P

The photo in the middle is hilarious lol
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Christine167 on November 07, 2013, 06:21:12 am
Maximus I think it's been an great adventure for you so far. You are looking pretty handsome and I'm liking the changes that appear to going in your jaw line. That's a sharp look sir.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: maximusloverus on November 07, 2013, 06:44:49 am
Maximus I think it's been an great adventure for you so far. You are looking pretty handsome and I'm liking the changes that appear to going in your jaw line. That's a sharp look sir.

Thank you I hope to someday be able to experiment with facial hair but the growth just isn't there yet.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on November 07, 2013, 09:24:01 am
It was Halloween, so here's a halloween-themed Before/After!

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/5863/fsjo.jpg)
 (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/89/fsjo.jpg/)

2009/2010/2013 - I've got red on me.

Note: I've noticed in the past year, that my friends stopped taking pictures at parties like 3 years ago, and now all my recent pics are in the bathroom :p.  Bummer...now I actually wouldn't mind having my picture taken!


Oh Dee, what a pretty woman you are, you'll have to have a funeral service for the two dorks in the other pix. Love you pretty looks lady!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on November 07, 2013, 09:31:00 am
Me in 2010 at 225lbs
[Link Removed]

So far excellent Maximus, I personally think a can-do attitude and deleting the word "can't" from one's vocabulary will work miracles every time. You're on a roll and looking good, don't let up!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on November 07, 2013, 10:58:20 am
It was Halloween, so here's a halloween-themed Before/After!

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/5863/fsjo.jpg)
 (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/89/fsjo.jpg/)

2009/2010/2013 - I've got red on me.

Note: I've noticed in the past year, that my friends stopped taking pictures at parties like 3 years ago, and now all my recent pics are in the bathroom :p.  Bummer...now I actually wouldn't mind having my picture taken!

Very nice! My avatar is from Halloween too!  ;D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Michaela J. on November 07, 2013, 03:44:08 pm
It was Halloween, so here's a halloween-themed Before/After!

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/5863/fsjo.jpg)
 (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/89/fsjo.jpg/)

2009/2010/2013 - I've got red on me.

Note: I've noticed in the past year, that my friends stopped taking pictures at parties like 3 years ago, and now all my recent pics are in the bathroom :p.  Bummer...now I actually wouldn't mind having my picture taken!

Oh wow, that's an amazing change. Really makes me think positively. If you don't mind me asking (and if you can forgive me potentially asking a question that's already been asked a good thousand times over), at what age did you start transitioning?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Dee on November 07, 2013, 04:21:48 pm
Thank you all!

You... Dressed up as Andrew W. K.?

I sure did!  The one to the left is my stained shirt from when I saw Gwar, and the recent one, I decided to just be ambiguously bloody.

Oh wow, that's an amazing change. Really makes me think positively. If you don't mind me asking (and if you can forgive me potentially asking a question that's already been asked a good thousand times over), at what age did you start transitioning?

No worries.  I started HRT this past January, at 27.  Also, welcome to Susans!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Michaela J. on November 07, 2013, 04:24:01 pm
Wow, you and HRT hit it off well, huh? :D I'm 22, hoping to start sometime this year. Thanks for answering!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Dee on November 07, 2013, 04:28:09 pm
Me in 2010 at 225lbs
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Max- of course your pics are welcome.  Though, you could totally start the trend for a guys' Before/After.  Really, especially considering you're pre-T, you look awesome!  The weight loss and confidence is pretty major!

And who's to say what the before/after markers should be?  Hormones are just one of a gillion things involved with transitioning.  I'd certainly qualify your recent pics as "after."
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: jordanharn on November 07, 2013, 04:39:12 pm
I just discovered this thread and now can't make myself do anything else but scroll through.  Thanks all for sharing.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: evecrook on November 07, 2013, 06:11:23 pm
I see such great changes in everyone I pray I do as well
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kristal on November 07, 2013, 06:32:05 pm
Me in 2010 at 225lbs
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Heh, when I first saw this post I said to myself "Well, you look pretty dudely in all of them. In fact, you seem to be getting dudelier." Then I saw the part about "pre-T" and everything clicked. I guess you win, sir.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on November 08, 2013, 02:15:35 am
It was Halloween, so here's a halloween-themed Before/After!

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/5863/fsjo.jpg)
 (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/89/fsjo.jpg/)

2009/2010/2013 - I've got red on me.

Note: I've noticed in the past year, that my friends stopped taking pictures at parties like 3 years ago, and now all my recent pics are in the bathroom :p.  Bummer...now I actually wouldn't mind having my picture taken!

The pretty girl on the right is in no way related to those two party animals.

One question ... were you able to find Waldo?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: AbbyJamz on November 08, 2013, 02:11:11 pm
Mmmkay.  I think this photo speaks for itself!  Hormones are my best friend! :-)

(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa160/nuprometheus/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_38492106398085_zps4d58d098.jpeg)

I'll be at 7 months HRT on the 15th!  Yay!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on November 08, 2013, 06:45:47 pm
Mmmkay.  I think this photo speaks for itself!  Hormones are my best friend! :-)

(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa160/nuprometheus/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_38492106398085_zps4d58d098.jpeg)

I'll be at 7 months HRT on the 15th!  Yay!

Yes, you are just beautiful Abby!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on November 08, 2013, 07:54:04 pm
Mmmkay.  I think this photo speaks for itself!  Hormones are my best friend! :-)

(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa160/nuprometheus/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_38492106398085_zps4d58d098.jpeg)

I'll be at 7 months HRT on the 15th!  Yay!

Very pretty!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: michelle666 on November 08, 2013, 09:12:42 pm
I just opened my Photobooth app on my laptop and realized I haven't opened it since I first got the laptop in August 2011 and found a pic when I was playing with the cam. I then realized I was sitting in the exact same spot as I was then, so I took a pic(no makeup, just washed my face).

(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/8769/qzad.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Danielle Emmalee on November 08, 2013, 09:14:20 pm
I just opened my Photobooth app on my laptop and realized I haven't opened it since I first got the laptop in August 2011 and found a pic when I was playing with the cam. I then realized I was sitting in the exact same spot as I was then, so I took a pic(no makeup, just washed my face).

(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/8769/qzad.jpg)

haha instant transformation.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: maximusloverus on November 09, 2013, 12:38:49 am
Max- of course your pics are welcome.  Though, you could totally start the trend for a guys' Before/After.  Really, especially considering you're pre-T, you look awesome!  The weight loss and confidence is pretty major!

And who's to say what the before/after markers should be?  Hormones are just one of a gillion things involved with transitioning.  I'd certainly qualify your recent pics as "after."

I think i will just so us guys don't feel left out  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: KaylaH on November 12, 2013, 05:49:10 am
So here is my before and afters.
I still definitely look like a guy, but maybe just more baby faced now? I've been trying to grow my hair too but half way through between these pictures I got it cut and the hairdresser did not understand the meaning of do not loose length :

Week 2
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(also i really hope this works as I suck at using forums)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on November 12, 2013, 10:31:11 am
So here is my before and afters.
I still definitely look like a guy, but maybe just more baby faced now? I've been trying to grow my hair too but half way through between these pictures I got it cut and the hairdresser did not understand the meaning of do not loose length :

Week 2
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You're doing fine Kayla! Wow that before photo got a chuckle out of me, you look as if you had been on a real bender before that was taken.

The second photo is good, you really have a nice face which will serve as a good platform for feminizing when starting transition if you decide to.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: HelloKitty on November 13, 2013, 09:47:28 am
This is more of a before and in progress, since it's only been 6 weeks since I started an effective HRT regimine.  I think I looke the same in both, but meh.

Hopefully the hormones will start working and in maybe 6-12 months I will post a real before and after :)


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Title: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Noah on November 13, 2013, 10:15:09 am
Cute!!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sammy on November 13, 2013, 12:54:40 pm
Cute!!

Cute kitteh ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Miyuki on November 13, 2013, 02:41:34 pm
This is more of a before and in progress, since it's only been 6 weeks since I started an effective HRT regimine.  I think I looke the same in both, but meh.

Hopefully the hormones will start working and in maybe 6-12 months I will post a real before and after :)


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Wow, you really have a remarkably feminine face for never having taken hormones. I guess there are those of us who really had no business trying to pass as male in the first place. ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ms Grace on November 13, 2013, 02:49:33 pm
If that's the in progress shot the "after" pic will be something else! Very pretty.  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: HelloKitty on November 13, 2013, 03:28:45 pm
Thxs girls, that means a lot for me to hear that. <3
I'm full time so I'm happy at least to just be myself but cant wait to see what happens later on.

Each new day I get a lil happier :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: HelloKitty on November 13, 2013, 03:30:40 pm
Wow, you really have a remarkably feminine face for never having taken hormones. I guess there are those of us who really had no business trying to pass as male in the first place. ;)

You're too sweet haha! Thank you. :3
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sara on November 13, 2013, 09:11:32 pm
Since it's been almost 9 months since I started HRT, I figured I'd post a quick before and after.

This is me at 16, back in 2010:
(http://i.imgur.com/5DWHNHZ.png)

And here's a picture I took yesterday after an appointment with an aesthetician: (spelling?)
Sorry about the hair, it's like that because it needed to be out of the way during the makeup process. :P
(http://i.imgur.com/OKpnPWxh.jpg)

Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Danielle Emmalee on November 13, 2013, 09:13:11 pm
Looking really good, Sara.  From the looks of the before picture you had a pretty good starting point.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ludwig on November 13, 2013, 11:48:55 pm
This topic should give almost every male-to-female transgender hope for a good outcome.  It is inspiring.

Congratulations to all who posted in it.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jill F on November 14, 2013, 02:13:40 am
It is awesome to read this thread!  Tears of joy.

I'll put up pics soon, but I'm not sure when a good "after" point will be.   Still a work in progress.   Anyway, the avatar is a recent pic of me being silly.  I do that. 

Imagine the "before" of me looking like "what if Fred Flintstone played in an '80s metal band".
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ms Grace on November 14, 2013, 04:13:44 am
Looking fantastic, Sara!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on November 14, 2013, 07:09:05 am
Imagine the "before" of me looking like "what if Fred Flintstone played in an '80s metal band".

What a mental image!  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H5FVsrsB4c (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H5FVsrsB4c)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on November 14, 2013, 08:27:59 am
Since it's been almost 9 months since I started HRT, I figured I'd post a quick before and after.

This is me at 16, back in 2010:
(http://i.imgur.com/5DWHNHZ.png)

And here's a picture I took yesterday after an appointment with an aesthetician: (spelling?)
Sorry about the hair, it's like that because it needed to be out of the way during the makeup process. :P
(http://i.imgur.com/OKpnPWxh.jpg)

You look darling Sara!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kiwi4Eva on November 14, 2013, 03:17:21 pm
Really nice... ;D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Harlow on November 14, 2013, 04:39:59 pm
Sara you are so pretty! Very delicate features, I wished I'd stuck with HRT when I was 23 but oh well I'm back on for the long haul with not regrets  8)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennifer.L on November 14, 2013, 05:37:34 pm
This is more of a before and in progress, since it's only been 6 weeks since I started an effective HRT regimine.  I think I looke the same in both, but meh.

Hopefully the hormones will start working and in maybe 6-12 months I will post a real before and after :)


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Give the meds time, they do work.  Jsut frustratingly slow.  But I'd say your looking great.  I'd go lighter on the eyebrows and add blush.  bt that not big.  you look great girl :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: SRat on November 14, 2013, 06:16:42 pm
Looking really good, Sara.  From the looks of the before picture you had a pretty good starting point.

Oh my gosh, is this post surgery? If so, who was your surgeon? Amazing results!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: HelloKitty on November 14, 2013, 06:24:54 pm



Give the meds time, they do work.  Jsut frustratingly slow.  But I'd say your looking great.  I'd go lighter on the eyebrows and add blush.  bt that not big.  you look great girl :)

Hehe thanks. :) Couldnt agree more about the eyebrows, they were overdone this time. It's because they needa be waxed...so bad. Not easy to get em looking good atm :(

And yes I would like blush actually, but have none atm. I needa lotta stuff I don't have!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: HelloKitty on November 14, 2013, 06:29:11 pm
Since it's been almost 9 months since I started HRT, I figured I'd post a quick before and after.

This is me at 16, back in 2010:
(http://i.imgur.com/5DWHNHZ.png)

And here's a picture I took yesterday after an appointment with an aesthetician: (spelling?)
Sorry about the hair, it's like that because it needed to be out of the way during the makeup process. :P
(http://i.imgur.com/OKpnPWxh.jpg)

You look great Sara! Quite a change already from before. Oh to be early 20's again like you...lucky girl :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ashey on November 14, 2013, 07:36:56 pm
A couple before pics. They're several years old though lol. Me trying to look femmy within a year or two of deciding to transition. Thankfully the quality and lighting wasn't good so my nose was hidden! Only recently started HRT so I'll give it until maybe the end of the year or early next year before I post a current pic. :P

(http://i40.tinypic.com/211nsi8.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ms Grace on November 15, 2013, 03:13:53 am
Looking forward to seeing your progress Ashey… also, your avatar is the cutest thing ever! ;D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on November 15, 2013, 04:21:12 am
Wow, there have been seeing some very beautiful ladies posting in this thread. Congrats to all of you!

Sara, HelloKitty, and Ashey- you are all killin' it! Thanks for sharing the photos :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on November 15, 2013, 09:11:40 am
A couple before pics. They're several years old though lol. Me trying to look femmy within a year or two of deciding to transition. Thankfully the quality and lighting wasn't good so my nose was hidden! Only recently started HRT so I'll give it until maybe the end of the year or early next year before I post a current pic. :P

(http://i40.tinypic.com/211nsi8.jpg)

You're pretty darned cute there Ashley, you should be fabulous!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Cassie 4 Ever!!! on November 15, 2013, 07:01:06 pm
Ok, I got a few before, and few not after but Now pics. To make it fair, I selected only photos that have no make up on, and nothing super feminine. I tightened the shirt to show body change and shape.

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All of these are from this month. Far left is my actual hair, and the next two are with my wig. I do not have make up on in these. I believe you can hide a lot with makeup.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ms Grace on November 15, 2013, 07:06:48 pm
Wow, Ксениа… i don't know if you want to hear this, but you were a pretty hot "guy"… but you're also now a very beautiful woman! :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Cassie 4 Ever!!! on November 15, 2013, 07:11:13 pm
Wow, Ксениа… i don't know if you want to hear this, but you were a pretty hot "guy"… but you're also now a very beautiful woman! :)

Thank you and I got used to hearing that I was a good looking guy, and I constantly had people wanting me to, or telling me to model. I never did it because I never liked the way I looked and never thought I was good looking. I love how I am looking so much better!!!!!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Violet Bloom on November 16, 2013, 09:54:07 am
Thank you and I got used to hearing that I was a good looking guy, and I constantly had people wanting me to, or telling me to model. I never did it because I never liked the way I looked and never thought I was good looking. I love how I am looking so much better!!!!!

  My life experience was very similar to yours.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Miyuki on November 16, 2013, 05:44:56 pm
Thank you and I got used to hearing that I was a good looking guy, and I constantly had people wanting me to, or telling me to model. I never did it because I never liked the way I looked and never thought I was good looking. I love how I am looking so much better!!!!!

It's funny how that works. Whenever someone used to say something nice about my appearance, I'd always be very dismissive about it. It didn't make sense to me that anyone would think I looked good, when I hated my own appearance so much. The only compliment I was ever given that I actually enjoyed, was when people would tell me I looked young for my age. That always put a smile on my face. ;)

But seriously, you've made an amazing amount of progress in one year. I don't think you even need the wig anymore, although it does look nice. Very realistic and natural.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Cassie 4 Ever!!! on November 16, 2013, 06:34:35 pm
It's funny how that works. Whenever someone used to say something nice about my appearance, I'd always be very dismissive about it. It didn't make sense to me that anyone would think I looked good, when I hated my own appearance so much. The only compliment I was ever given that I actually enjoyed, was when people would tell me I looked young for my age. That always put a smile on my face. ;)

But seriously, you've made an amazing amount of progress in one year. I don't think you even need the wig anymore, although it does look nice. Very realistic and natural.
Thank you, and I have only been on HRT for 4.5 months. :) I had the same, people told me i looked great and I was like you. :) I really want to model as a woman. :) That is my goal.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: {Alice} on November 17, 2013, 05:31:28 am
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Hi Ксениа! What an amazing transformation! You were a beautiful, virile man. Now, You're a very pretty young girl. I feel you 10 years younger! (If it is not too intrusive what age did you?) What did you do? Hair removal and I guess maybe a diet ... I am very curious  ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Cassie 4 Ever!!! on November 17, 2013, 09:03:35 am
Hi Ксениа! What an amazing transformation! You were a beautiful, virile man. Now, You're a very pretty young girl. I feel you 10 years younger! (If it is not too intrusive what age did you?) What did you do? Hair removal and I guess maybe a diet ... I am very curious  ;)
What age did I do what hon? I actually haven't had any hair removal at all, I have my first laser appointment for my face on tuesday. Im so excited. :) But really, I stopped swimming over a year ago to get smaller, my diet went out the window too. One week i was healthy, the next i was eating everything is site due to cravings. It is more under control now though. Two weeks ago, i really started to diet and work out an I noticed that i'm getting a more feminine shape. I think I need to start doing squats to get that booty back. SO after I started HRT, i actually got fatter before I got skinnier do to diet and exercising.

This was me swimming 2 years ago, I was actually really good when I stopped. When I stopped swimming I lost weight and go smaller quickly.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/beme1248/kasihnya/facedown.png)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Harlow on November 17, 2013, 03:21:25 pm
I was on swim team for a few years too. Never could get the butterfly down, way too hard for me. But my upper body strength has never been strong. I was a good swimmer because I'm tall and lanky and have big hands and feet (paddles  :laugh: )

I do miss swimming a lot though :/

I can NOT believe you haven't had any beard removal yet??? And no shadow without makeup on?? What is your secret? That's amazing, I have a thread about my first visit for laser (nov 15th) here ---> https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,150803.new.html#new (https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,150803.new.html#new) Hope it helps, I was nervous but SO excited!! Can't wait for my next appointment and see some real results  8)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Cassie 4 Ever!!! on November 17, 2013, 03:28:52 pm
I was on swim team for a few years too. Never could get the butterfly down, way too hard for me. But my upper body strength has never been strong. I was a good swimmer because I'm tall and lanky and have big hands and feet (paddles  :laugh: )

I do miss swimming a lot though :/

I can NOT believe you haven't had any beard removal yet??? And no shadow without makeup on?? What is your secret? That's amazing, I have a thread about my first visit for laser (nov 15th) here ---> https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,150803.new.html#new (https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,150803.new.html#new) Hope it helps, I was nervous but SO excited!! Can't wait for my next appointment and see some real results  8)

Really, I have had zero laser and that is w/o makeup. The secret, lol. I use like 3 different razors going in different angles all over the face. lo. No secret really. If you saw me in person, you would see a slight shadow. But from practice, I learned how to get rid of the shadows. Additionally, HRT has actually made the hairs less coarse and thinner so they are easier to shave and doesn't leave as much of a shadow. Also, some of the hair is not as dark, or has started to turn light colored which may present a problem for laser now.

I always sucked at freestyle at first, but butterfly, kick ass from day one when I started learning it a few years ago.

I will take a look, and I am sure it will help because Im not sure what exactly to expect for laser yet.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: LordKAT on November 17, 2013, 03:52:30 pm
   Ксениа is BANNED for thinking butterflies can swim.



Oh, wrong thread.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on November 17, 2013, 03:55:42 pm
   Ксениа is BANNED for thinking butterflies can swim.

Oh, wrong thread.

 ;D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on November 17, 2013, 04:30:34 pm
This thread is always so inspiring, especially for me since I'm pre everything (but the desire).

All this talk about swimming makes me realize it's something I never learned to do. But I walk a lot so I have very firm legs.  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Apples Mk.II on November 17, 2013, 04:42:49 pm
Last month before HRT, and getting close to seven months:

(http://i.imgur.com/rJgcO8I.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/OKEOtCG.jpg)


As for the not so good lookin front:

(http://i.imgur.com/ZkuhCpF.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/BzxaZFj.jpg)


Not really convinced about the "change" as others see it. No makeup save for the eyeliner and beard concealer.


PS: Wow, the bra and top are really unaligned... I took these ones while I was changing this morning.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on November 17, 2013, 04:49:25 pm


(http://i.imgur.com/ZkuhCpF.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/BzxaZFj.jpg)


Not really convinced about the "change" as others see it. No makeup save for the eyeliner and beard concealer.


PS: Wow, the bra and top are really unaligned... I took these ones while I was changing this morning.

I see a remarkable change, you are looking very girly and feminine there Apple.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on November 17, 2013, 04:50:29 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/BzxaZFj.jpg)


Not really convinced about the "change" as others see it. No makeup save for the eyeliner and beard concealer.


PS: Wow, the bra and top are really unaligned... I took these ones while I was changing this morning.

Oh I see it! You have pretty eyes and great lips in that last shot!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Cassie 4 Ever!!! on November 17, 2013, 04:54:05 pm


(http://i.imgur.com/ZkuhCpF.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/BzxaZFj.jpg)


Not really convinced about the "change" as others see it. No makeup save for the eyeliner and beard concealer.


PS: Wow, the bra and top are really unaligned... I took these ones while I was changing this morning.

Same person, really? Both of these ae you??? I'd say you changed a lot, and look great.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: harmonic_dissonance on November 17, 2013, 06:46:42 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/ZgBU1Nc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/yw8e1ZY.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Gabrielle on November 17, 2013, 06:49:29 pm
Cutie patootey

Hey!  You changed your pictures!!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on November 17, 2013, 07:27:55 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/ZgBU1Nc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/yw8e1ZY.jpg)

Ok so where is the before photo? ;)

Honestly, I don't see a boy in either if those! Damn you! Lol

Great screen name too!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Gabrielle on November 17, 2013, 09:23:45 pm


(http://i.imgur.com/rJgcO8I.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/OKEOtCG.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZkuhCpF.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/BzxaZFj.jpg)

Not really convinced about the "change" as others see it. No makeup save for the eyeliner and beard concealer.


Your head appears elongated in the recent picture.  Based on your "guy" photo, I'd say they were stretched about 12.5%
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Apples Mk.II on November 18, 2013, 02:46:13 am
Your head appears elongated in the recent picture.  Based on your "guy" photo, I'd say they were stretched about 12.5%

On one side my face looked longed when I dropped the wight on the 2012 summer. On the other... DSLR camera with photoshop lens aberration correction against <poor> Nexus 7 camera positioned slightly higher than me.

If I have changed, yet I seem to find new places to rant again. Now the upper part of the torso. M size clothing, L size shoulders...  :( And I should be happy about it.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: sarahb on November 18, 2013, 03:33:32 am
Wow, seriously! I wonder how much sooner many of us would have transitioned had we known we would end up as we are now? I'm astounded at these before and afters. Everyone looks so much HAPPIER!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on November 18, 2013, 07:05:41 am
Wow, seriously! I wonder how much sooner many of us would have transitioned had we known we would end up as we are now? I'm astounded at these before and afters. Everyone looks so much HAPPIER!

Exactly!

I know I would have much sooner.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kaylee on November 18, 2013, 07:18:37 am
Wow, seriously! I wonder how much sooner many of us would have transitioned had we known we would end up as we are now? I'm astounded at these before and afters. Everyone looks so much HAPPIER!

I always used to joke that if I had a time machine I'd go back and spike Hitler with a Viagra just before each of the Nuremberg rallies (imagine trying to give all those speeches with a multi hour boner that wont go away, bye bye credibility!).

Nowadays though I'd just go slap 18 year old me round the face and tell him he's not imagining things, get to a friggin therapist! (though I don't know if I'd actually get treatment raving that a woman from the future told me to transition!)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sammy on November 18, 2013, 07:26:33 am
(though I don't know if I'd actually get treatment raving that a woman from the future told me to transition!)

Priceless :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Gabrielle on November 18, 2013, 06:06:38 pm
On one side my face looked longed when I dropped the wight on the 2012 summer. On the other... DSLR camera with photoshop lens aberration correction against <poor> Nexus 7 camera positioned slightly higher than me.

If I have changed, yet I seem to find new places to rant again. Now the upper part of the torso. M size clothing, L size shoulders...  :( And I should be happy about it.

I understand how losing weight can make your face look thinner, but unless you have had some serious FFS, the bone structure remains essentially the same.  Therefore, the ratio of the distance between your eyes, and the distance from the top of you nose to the bottom of your chin should stay the same, no matter the size of the image.

Positive changes though.  Congratulations.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: PrincessPatience on November 19, 2013, 11:02:52 pm
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me august of 2012 vs me last thurdays going to Rihanna's concert. Only 5wks on HRT.

Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kristal on November 20, 2013, 01:54:35 am
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To your left you can see a pic of me being jealous. All you girls who only need hair... GRR! ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Gabrielle on November 20, 2013, 08:39:09 pm

me august of 2012 vs me last thurdays going to Rihanna's concert. Only 5wks on HRT.

Everything looks so much softer and more feminine.  You go girl!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Gabrielle on November 20, 2013, 08:42:25 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/6XRo3zYh.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/DSMJeEV.jpg)

I know this is a guy-ish hat, but its cuuute! And my bff said that I look like a small dwarfie in it :P

I love your armour, but I think you are going to need some breast-plates soon ;)

By any chance, have you had a broken nose?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sammy on November 20, 2013, 11:09:46 pm
I love your armour, but I think you are going to need some breast-plates soon ;)

By any chance, have you had a broken nose?

Oh yeah... and I am very much aware of that :( It is not THAT bad in real life, but it does pop up at times at specific angles in pics. I am looking at rhinoplasty in future, which probably will be my only facial surgery, which barely could be described as "FFS" since after BA, the nosejob is the most popular surgery with the cis-women population as well :).

And judging from my current growth, I might be able to pass on any "plates" till next summer ;). But when time comes... at least I will be used ti that sensation already :P.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: maximusloverus on November 21, 2013, 12:25:17 am
(http://i.imgur.com/ZgBU1Nc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/yw8e1ZY.jpg)

You look so beautiful in both pics!!! Love the hair in the second :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on November 21, 2013, 05:48:36 pm
By any chance, have you had a broken nose?

I was wondering the same thing! Mine was broken twice (once on each side). The second time straightened it back out! Now it's thinner than it used to be too, but you can see the original base of it on either side.  :-\

Oh, and PMS was to blame both times.  :o
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ashey on November 21, 2013, 06:11:19 pm
Guy-mode. 5 weeks HRT. Overexposed and blurry, just how I like it. xD
(http://i44.tinypic.com/1zpi58j.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kristal on November 21, 2013, 07:20:12 pm
Guy-mode. 5 weeks HRT. Overexposed and blurry, just how I like it. xD
(http://i44.tinypic.com/1zpi58j.jpg)

Hey cheyla, we're gonna need a 'Before' pic, you know?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: PrincessPatience on November 22, 2013, 12:35:50 am
To your left you can see a pic of me being jealous. All you girls who only need hair... GRR! ;)

Haha thank you!  :D

Everything looks so much softer and more feminine.  You go girl!

Yay! Thank you.  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sammy on November 22, 2013, 01:55:29 am
I was wondering the same thing! Mine was broken twice (once on each side). The second time straightened it back out! Now it's thinner than it used to be too, but you can see the original base of it on either side.  :-\

Oh, and PMS was to blame both times.  :o

Well, mine was broken only once and I never actually cared to fix it, cause I had that totally dumb and stupid thought that having a broken nose would add +5 Masculinity to my presentation (imagine... I had times when I thought that having a scar running across my cheek would be cool to...). Anyway, it has really thinned down due to the HRT and thus I can also attest that hormones can make Your nose look thinner, but... yeah, the fact that it was broken is more apparent yet. Is my schnobby that much obvious and into-Your-face? :( It is kinda giveaway then,  isnt it?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kristal on November 22, 2013, 05:39:21 am
Well, mine was broken only once and I never actually cared to fix it, cause I had that totally dumb and stupid thought that having a broken nose would add +5 Masculinity to my presentation (imagine... I had times when I thought that having a scar running across my cheek would be cool to...). Anyway, it has really thinned down due to the HRT and thus I can also attest that hormones can make Your nose look thinner, but... yeah, the fact that it was broken is more apparent yet. Is my schnobby that much obvious and into-Your-face? :( It is kinda giveaway then,  isnt it?

Hey, scars are cool no matter what your gender.

I like ladies with scars...
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: V M on November 22, 2013, 06:46:23 am
I've had my nose broken a few times, I'm not sure how but it ended up amazingly straight but there are quite a few scars

Luckily the scars are not as readily visible as they once were
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Cassie 4 Ever!!! on November 22, 2013, 10:55:50 am
Hey, scars are cool no matter what your gender.

I like ladies with scars...

I wonder how many men like ladies with scars because I have a lot from a lot of crazyness in my life. I have a huge one on my knee from stupidity as a kid, on my upper left arm from when I got attacked by a crazy drunk guy with a beer bottle, one on my F you finger on my left hand from a knife my brother put in the water while I was washing dishes, one on my left wrist from playing basketball in the streets in DC, one on the inner part of my right elbow from getting attacked by a boxer at an animal shelter, and a few others.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on November 22, 2013, 02:25:40 pm
Well, mine was broken only once and I never actually cared to fix it, cause I had that totally dumb and stupid thought that having a broken nose would add +5 Masculinity to my presentation (imagine... I had times when I thought that having a scar running across my cheek would be cool to...). Anyway, it has really thinned down due to the HRT and thus I can also attest that hormones can make Your nose look thinner, but... yeah, the fact that it was broken is more apparent yet. Is my schnobby that much obvious and into-Your-face? :( It is kinda giveaway then,  isnt it?

I was quite traumatized by it! It wasn't very crooked, but it was enough to make me very unhappy with it! I guess the main thing was I looked different to me.

I hate scars. I have a few. I never had a desire to look more masculine. The only one on my face is under my chin from an airbag. Those things hurt!-
And they burn you. I had perfect skin on my face until I caught chicken pox from my son back in 2000. It sucked! Now I have some scars on my forehead. :(

Lately I'm taking extra good care of my skin. I'm trying to slow down the aging process! Lol

I'm curious what hormones will do to my face. Hopefully I'll be starting soon after the new year. I still want a smaller nose though. I'm real fussy about my appearance. I was never crazy about it as a guy, but as I've gotten older it got a bit larger. It took a long time but I can see from photos that I got some changes to my face later in life from androgen.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Miyuki on November 23, 2013, 01:34:54 am
I hate scars. I have a few. I never had a desire to look more masculine. The only one on my face is under my chin from an airbag. Those things hurt!-
And they burn you. I had perfect skin on my face until I caught chicken pox from my son back in 2000. It sucked! Now I have some scars on my forehead. :(

I had a lot of acne scarring on my forehead left over from my teenage years. The thing I found that was the most effective to treat it with was an at home chemical peel. There are a ton of options if you search for "TCA chemical peel" at Amazon. After using a 15% TCA peel once a month over the course of a year, not only are my acne scars almost entirely gone, but my skin in general looks a lot younger and more healthy. It also may even help get rid of the scar under your chin if it's not too big.

I'm curious what hormones will do to my face. Hopefully I'll be starting soon after the new year. I still want a smaller nose though. I'm real fussy about my appearance. I was never crazy about it as a guy, but as I've gotten older it got a bit larger. It took a long time but I can see from photos that I got some changes to my face later in life from androgen.

Ungh, when I was a teenager I used to keep telling myself that I wasn't too masculine, and that if I made it to 18 without experiencing any excessive masculinazation or hair loss, I wouldn't have to worry about it anymore. But sadly, that just isn't the case. Testosterone doesn't automatically leave you alone when puberty is over. Masculinization is a process that can continue throughout a person's entire life. I wish someone had told me that sooner. :-\
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: FrozenValkyrie on November 23, 2013, 11:21:51 am
Hi all, here are some pictures i did last week with my new makeup .
It is incredible how make up can change a face,i didn't recognize myself in the mirror and i almost cryed lol. For a moment i could see a girl in front in me...
(http://imageshack.us/a/img197/4328/h5qm.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on November 23, 2013, 11:58:33 am
Hi all, here are some pictures i did last week with my new makeup .
It is incredible how make up can change a face,i didn't recognize myself in the mirror and i almost cryed lol. For a moment i could see a girl in front in me...
(http://imageshack.us/a/img197/4328/h5qm.jpg)

Once again, awesome transition and so pretty!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ashey on November 23, 2013, 03:19:04 pm
Hi all, here are some pictures i did last week with my new makeup .
It is incredible how make up can change a face,i didn't recognize myself in the mirror and i almost cryed lol. For a moment i could see a girl in front in me...
(http://imageshack.us/a/img197/4328/h5qm.jpg)

You actually kinda remind me of one of my ex-girlfriends in a couple of those pics. xD I guess that's a good thing in a way. But yeah, makeup does do wonders. I haven't done full makeup yet. Waiting until a few more laser sessions and then hopefully I can shock myself with it lol.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on November 23, 2013, 05:55:58 pm
I had a lot of acne scarring on my forehead left over from my teenage years. The thing I found that was the most effective to treat it with was an at home chemical peel. There are a ton of options if you search for "TCA chemical peel" at Amazon. After using a 15% TCA peel once a month over the course of a year, not only are my acne scars almost entirely gone, but my skin in general looks a lot younger and more healthy. It also may even help get rid of the scar under your chin if it's not too big.

I'll check that out. You can't see the scar under my chin unless I'm looking up, but I can feel it.

Quote
Ungh, when I was a teenager I used to keep telling myself that I wasn't too masculine, and that if I made it to 18 without experiencing any excessive masculinazation or hair loss, I wouldn't have to worry about it anymore. But sadly, that just isn't the case. Testosterone doesn't automatically leave you alone when puberty is over. Masculinization is a process that can continue throughout a person's entire life. I wish someone had told me that sooner. :-\

I have noticed that gradual change way into my 30s... I started getting more hairy and just recently my hair has thinned a tiny bit at my part (as you grow new hair in places you never had it, you lose old hair!)

Yeah, I wish I started sooner too, but I'm not too bad off... But some of the girls posting here need nothing extra! Damn you all! lol  ;) (just kidding, I'm happy for you all)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Missy~rmdlm on November 24, 2013, 04:10:59 am
Might as well jump in here, mind you these are the typical awful passport photos of legend, my avatar is a better current representation. Still...
(http://www.elkeinland.com/img/passports.png)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on November 24, 2013, 08:29:41 am
Might as well jump in here, mind you these are the typical awful passport photos of legend, my avatar is a better current representation. Still...
(http://www.elkeinland.com/img/passports.png)

Missy all I can say is WOW! It appears that you had gained a ton of weight in the mid photo then lost it when Missy came out of the cocoon. That's not too uncommon, we all go through dysphoric angst and either almost eat or drink ourselves to death, do drugs or all of the above. Congrats pretty lady you made it!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: FrozenValkyrie on November 24, 2013, 01:00:00 pm
@ Shantel : Thank !

@ Ashey : I take this as a compliment  :).

@ Keaira Raine : You look like brother and sister in your pictures.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Keaira on November 24, 2013, 03:38:46 pm
@ Shantel : Thank !

@ Ashey : I take this as a compliment  :).

@ Keaira Raine : You look like brother and sister in your pictures.

Thank you. :)
And you are right about the power of make-up. ^_^ you look great!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: xchristine on November 24, 2013, 03:48:34 pm
Last Halloween night
Me and icephoenyx went out to straight clubs
Face by mac cosmetics

[Image Removed]

Pre hormones pre laser pre electro
What a miserable shell I was
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on November 24, 2013, 04:44:42 pm
Jaime, you are always so elegant :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ms Grace on November 24, 2013, 05:19:28 pm
Valkyrie, Horsey, xchristine… some awesome transformations there to behold!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Missy~rmdlm on November 24, 2013, 05:39:29 pm
While reading threads like this I am always astounded at the numerous people that have good success transforming their appearance to be more at ease with themselves. It makes one contemplate the aims of the parodies that persist and exist.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on November 24, 2013, 06:54:14 pm
Here is a before and after for me. I don't have many before pictures because I avoided cameras like the plague.


the before one was at 30 years old.

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OMG Jaime, you are so beautiful, it's really hard to believe that you and your handsome brother were the same person at one time.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on November 24, 2013, 07:00:15 pm
Last Halloween night
Me and icephoenyx went out to straight clubs
Face by mac cosmetics

[Image Removed]

Phenomenal transition and so pretty.
Title: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Dana88 on November 25, 2013, 12:50:56 am
I have to say, I am about to start HRT within the next month (bloodwork scheduled for a week from Friday, then who knows how long it'll take for an actual prescription) but whenever I get down while looking in the mirror and thinking, I'm never gonna pass as female and I'm always gonna look like a man in a dress, I look at this thread. The transformations on here are incredible. So many of you went from frankly pretty brutish looking dudely men to absolutely beautiful women. It gives me hope.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Missy~rmdlm on November 25, 2013, 05:36:18 am
HT's effects are fine and all, but much of what much can be done is self perception. I still look in the mirror and still see plenty of what I don't want. Another thing that has a major effect: Presentation of hair makes a big difference. The immense amount of time and pain spent on facial hair removal, (not to mention the pain of electrolysis hair removal else ware as a pre-op) is a solid investment if it causes dysphoria.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: KarynMcD on November 25, 2013, 08:15:47 am
Guy-mode.
(http://i44.tinypic.com/1zpi58j.jpg)

Guy mode? Are you sure about that? There is no "guy" in that photo.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on November 25, 2013, 10:13:18 am
Guy mode? Are you sure about that? There is no "guy" in that photo.

If that's guy mode I can't wait to see girl mode!  ;D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ashey on November 25, 2013, 10:26:00 am
Guy mode? Are you sure about that? There is no "guy" in that photo.


If that's guy mode I can't wait to see girl mode!  ;D

 :embarrassed: Aww, thanks. :3
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Harlow on November 25, 2013, 07:11:23 pm
Here is a before and after for me. I don't have many before pictures because I avoided cameras like the plague.


the before one was at 30 years old.

[Image Removed]

Wow absolutely amazing!! You're beautiful and need to take a compliment when it's given :P
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on November 25, 2013, 07:42:27 pm
Wow absolutely amazing!! You're beautiful and need to take a compliment when it's given :P

hear hear!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Riley Skye on November 25, 2013, 08:35:36 pm
Here's my most recent before and after, enjoy :)

12/13 years old, first and so far only time at Niagara fall, was amazing!

(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/317596_4627806421505_148904069_n.jpg)

17 years old, School beach trip a couple weeks before graduation

(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/4782_132426455040_2260064_n.jpg)

19 years old, chilling about in and around a beach and surrounding forest, closest I got to a six pack

(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/247578_2127500266549_4156512_n.jpg)

20 years old, being silly after Tropical Storm Irene

(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/315443_2395966738043_2716590_n.jpg)

Following are selfies from when I started HRT until now

(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/407826_139310272892646_997035379_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/581925_164091593747847_1096994829_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/644200_167527463404260_1231951179_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/7106_191755617648111_1293298176_n.jpg)

and finally as of Friday!

(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1476594_244980188992320_112707558_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1468584_244980168992322_911096590_n.jpg)

This has been good for me just to gather up some pictures since I graduated high school until now to really see and show my progress :]
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on November 25, 2013, 08:52:41 pm
Such a change from a chunky little guy until now, you are coming right along nicely hon. Funny how many of us were chunksters when we were young, wonder how that ties in to GID if at all?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kristal on November 25, 2013, 09:32:28 pm
Such a change from a chunky little guy until now, you are coming right along nicely hon. Funny how many of us were chunksters when we were young, wonder how that ties in to GID if at all?

I think it might. I had no desire to take care of myself back in the guy days. Working out? Why bother? You're only going to get ripped.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on November 26, 2013, 07:14:36 am
I think it might. I had no desire to take care of myself back in the guy days.

I wasn't a chunk, but I certainly took poor care of myself. Hard to maintain good habits when you can't look at yourself.  :-\
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Miyuki on November 26, 2013, 07:39:18 am
I was extremely overweight for most of my childhood. I've heard though, that being overweight can reduce your testosterone levels and raise your estrogen levels. I wonder if allowing yourself to become overweight might not be some sort of unintentional form of self medication. I know that throughout my childhood I seemed to have a subconscious aversion to sports, exercise, or pretty much any activity known to raise testosterone levels. There might be something to that.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamison on November 26, 2013, 10:32:31 am
Thought I'd hijack the the ladies thread. (http://i39.tinypic.com/283sco.jpg)

Pre-T, Sep. of 2011 to now.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Danielle Emmalee on November 26, 2013, 10:35:08 am
Not that you're not welcome here but there is a thread for the guys now

https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,153497.0.html
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamison on November 26, 2013, 10:39:07 am
Not that you're not welcome here but there is a thread for the guys now

https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,153497.0.html

Ah, thanks! This must be fairly new.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: xchristine on November 26, 2013, 10:42:31 am
Holie #(& jamieson!!!
Haha your hawt...wanna spank me?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kristal on November 26, 2013, 10:42:55 am
Thought I'd hijack the the ladies thread. (http://i39.tinypic.com/283sco.jpg)

Pre-T, Sep. of 2011 to now.

Bro, why you so sexy? You're seriously making me rethink this whole lesbian thing. Okay, not really, but DAYUM...
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Aina on November 26, 2013, 11:10:38 am
Thought I'd hijack the the ladies thread. (http://i39.tinypic.com/283sco.jpg)

Pre-T, Sep. of 2011 to now.

Talk about a transformation, you got some serious guns there Jamison!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on November 26, 2013, 12:27:48 pm
Thought I'd hijack the the ladies thread.

You look great and, of course, you're welcome to post here! I love seeing the flip-side!

I sometimes wish that we didn't compartmentalize the MtF, FtM, and A sections.  :-\
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on November 26, 2013, 01:09:59 pm
Thought I'd hijack the the ladies thread. (http://i39.tinypic.com/283sco.jpg)

Pre-T, Sep. of 2011 to now.

Holy smokes, what an amazing transition!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kaylee on November 26, 2013, 01:53:36 pm
Thought I'd hijack the the ladies thread. (http://i39.tinypic.com/283sco.jpg)

Pre-T, Sep. of 2011 to now.

Yowza!  You look great darling, feel free to hijac...and I'll cut that innuendo out before it starts and gets me into trouble :) x
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kira21 ♡♡♡ on November 26, 2013, 04:02:40 pm
big head horsey-faced marsh monster - You are looking amazing :-)

Jamison... Erm... wow! I am very confused about my jealousy - I didn't know it would work when the direction is in reverse! Looking great :-)

Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ultimus on November 26, 2013, 04:08:58 pm
Thought I'd hijack the the ladies thread. (http://i39.tinypic.com/283sco.jpg)

Pre-T, Sep. of 2011 to now.

Looking tight, solid, thick.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kristal on November 26, 2013, 04:43:38 pm
Looking tight, solid, thick.

(http://deansguide.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/quagmire.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Bardoux on November 26, 2013, 05:34:47 pm
Here is a before and after for me. I don't have many before pictures because I avoided cameras like the plague.


the before one was at 30 years old.

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Absolutely gorgeous!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sierra Dasilva on November 28, 2013, 02:30:37 am
week 1 vs week 30
(http://i.imgur.com/MjKrz8f.jpg)

14 months ago vs today
(http://i.imgur.com/KhExEhi.jpg)
Jenny your Amazing.
Thanks for your positive spirit.
Its giving me more hope and strength to decide what I want later on  down the road.
XOXO
Jade
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on November 28, 2013, 02:57:35 am
Jade- I'm glad that my transition so far has helped you on your own journey. That's gotta be the best possible outcome of sharing things here and your comment encourages me to keep going. So thankful to have this community!

Thanks for your kindness in letting me know that I have helped. You are fueling the positivity. I really appreciate it :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sammy on November 28, 2013, 03:01:35 am
Thought I'd hijack the the ladies thread. (http://i39.tinypic.com/283sco.jpg)

Pre-T, Sep. of 2011 to now.

Wow... just wow. They say that hot guys usually make hot girls, but You are a fine example that this rule works both ways!
Simply jawdropping! You looked so fragile before and now... You are such a hulk (like Hulk Hogan "hulk")!  :icon_workout:
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on November 28, 2013, 03:04:13 am
Wow... just wow. They say that hot guys usually make hot girls, but You are a fine example that this rule works both ways!
Simply jawdropping! You look so fragile before and now... You are such a hulk!  :icon_workout:

Firstly, I totally agree. Jamison. Wow. Hunk!!!!!

Secondly, Emily! I love your new avatar! It looks like you are making some really great progress. Happy for ya :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sammy on November 28, 2013, 03:17:40 am
Firstly, I totally agree. Jamison. Wow. Hunk!!!!!

Secondly, Emily! I love your new avatar! It looks like you are making some really great progress. Happy for ya :)

Thx Jenny - it goes without saying that Your looks are as stunning as always :). But I guess, I just got lucky with an angle and hair in that pic :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: PHXGiRL on November 28, 2013, 11:01:20 am
Ok, I got a few before, and few not after but Now pics. To make it fair, I selected only photos that have no make up on, and nothing super feminine. I tightened the shirt to show body change and shape.

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Impressive! ❤️
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on November 28, 2013, 12:17:41 pm
Secondly, Emily! I love your new avatar! It looks like you are making some really great progress. Happy for ya :)

I was just thinking the same thing. Very nice Emily!

Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sammy on November 28, 2013, 12:53:58 pm
I was just thinking the same thing. Very nice Emily!

Tnx Raven :). As they say - great minds think alike? ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jen-Jen on November 29, 2013, 09:57:10 am
I only went back a couple pages, you guys and girls are looking great!

Here is a before and after for me. I don't have many before pictures because I avoided cameras like the plague.


the before one was at 30 years old.

[Image Removed] Your looking great!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamison on November 29, 2013, 01:55:06 pm
Thanks, ladies. I reluctantly moved my post to the men's section, but that's way less fun than posting here. What can I say? I enjoy the attention, and of course the flirtatious and motivating comments.



Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Hayley on November 29, 2013, 02:13:33 pm
Ok so yesterday was thanksgiving and I am not out to my family yet. So it was boy mode durning the day. And to make myself feel better I did a bit of make-up practice after making it home.
I decided to do a little before and after of yesterday. Even managed to smiled in one photo.

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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ashey on November 29, 2013, 03:32:34 pm
Oh Hayley, you're so adorbs. ^__^
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on November 29, 2013, 03:37:55 pm
Hi all, here are some pictures i did last week with my new makeup .
It is incredible how make up can change a face,i didn't recognize myself in the mirror and i almost cryed lol. For a moment i could see a girl in front in me...
(http://imageshack.us/a/img197/4328/h5qm.jpg)

You are so incredibly cute - 100% girl.  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on November 29, 2013, 03:38:58 pm
Might as well jump in here, mind you these are the typical awful passport photos of legend, my avatar is a better current representation. Still...
(http://www.elkeinland.com/img/passports.png)

Wow! what a change Missy!  :o
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on November 29, 2013, 03:40:14 pm

And the after at 48 years old.

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You have absolutely no reason to avoid a camera now!  You are gorgeous.  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on November 29, 2013, 03:43:04 pm
Guy-mode. 5 weeks HRT. Overexposed and blurry, just how I like it. xD
(http://i44.tinypic.com/1zpi58j.jpg)
"Guy mode"? - LOL  No way!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on November 29, 2013, 03:46:17 pm
(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1468584_244980168992322_911096590_n.jpg)

This has been good for me just to gather up some pictures since I graduated high school until now to really see and show my progress :]

That is a lot of progress!  You are doing great!!  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on November 29, 2013, 03:46:52 pm
Ok so yesterday was thanksgiving and I am not out to my family yet. So it was boy mode durning the day. And to make myself feel better I did a bit of make-up practice after making it home.
I decided to do a little before and after of yesterday. Even managed to smiled in one photo.

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You look really quite attractive even in boy mode which tells us all here that you are going to have a stellar outcome when you transition Haley!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on November 29, 2013, 03:47:36 pm
Thought I'd hijack the the ladies thread. (http://i39.tinypic.com/283sco.jpg)

Pre-T, Sep. of 2011 to now.

Good gawd!!

Cold shower time.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on November 29, 2013, 03:52:33 pm
Ok so yesterday was thanksgiving and I am not out to my family yet. So it was boy mode during the day. And to make myself feel better I did a bit of make-up practice after making it home.
I decided to do a little before and after of yesterday. Even managed to smile in one photo.

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And a beautiful smile it is too!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Hayley on November 30, 2013, 09:20:08 am
Oh Hayley, you're so adorbs. ^__^

You look really quite attractive even in boy mode which tells us all here that you are going to have a stellar outcome when you transition Haley!

And a beautiful smile it is too!

Aw thanks for the lovely compliments. It def made my day readying those.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kaylee on November 30, 2013, 09:31:31 am
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Looking really good there, good to see a smile this time!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: FrozenValkyrie on November 30, 2013, 10:28:19 am
Ok so yesterday was thanksgiving and I am not out to my family yet. So it was boy mode durning the day. And to make myself feel better I did a bit of make-up practice after making it home.
I decided to do a little before and after of yesterday. Even managed to smiled in one photo.

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You look great as a girl and as boy !

@Jamie D : Thank you :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Dee on November 30, 2013, 12:28:27 pm
OK first, EVERYONE LOOKS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

 • Hayley, you must be struggling to pass as a guy.  You are so freaking pretty.
 • FrozenValyrie, whoa.  Have you started hormones?  Because there's no way the only difference in your before/after is just makeup.  And if you haven't...wow, you're on your way to being a very, very gorgeous woman.
 • "Big-Headed-Horsey-Face," please change your name!  I don't want to call you that!  But I wish you wouldn't be so hard on yourself, joking or not.  Your pictures are in appropriate company with all the young, beautiful women on this site, and your before just underscores how well you have transitioned.  Seriously, you look absolutely amazing.
 • Jamison- OMG.  [Censoring my thoughts from the internet].  Please continue to post your pics here :)  Also, I apologize for including you under the "beautiful" header.  Is it ok to say you're a beautiful man?  Because holy <poo>.

And secondly- and more importantly- please take a look at the following video.  There are a lot of pics here that I imagine were used without permission.  Many users of this site- particularly from the Before/After threads, are included in these.  I love, love, love that we embrace sharing our pics with each other- I know it helped me for a long time before and during my transition, and I like to think I return the favor. 

But remember, what you post on the internet will be shared without your permission. If this concerns you, watch through these videos.  If you see your images, and do not want them shared, I would encourage reaching out to this YouTube user, or YT support, to have them removed.  It's a series of videos.  For those who are YouTube illiterate- you may browse the user's videos by selecting their name, and then selecting the "videos" tab on their channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1etfUYMgk40
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on November 30, 2013, 12:40:32 pm
My step mom sent this video to me. It does partly look like a compilation of this thread. I quite liked the video a lot though, it made me tear up looking at the smiles grow! Great video, I hope nobody asks to have it removed.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Dee on November 30, 2013, 12:47:11 pm
It is amazing to see the smiles form, and the pics where the before/afters are at the same angle are absolutely stunning to watch morph.  It really does show all the hard work HRT does.  And hopefully, everyone who's image is used is ok with this use, because I know pre-HRT me would probably have watched this a thousand+ times.  But of course, I just wanna make sure our sisters are aware! :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamiep on November 30, 2013, 01:17:17 pm
Dee, thanks for finding & sharing the wonderful video. Resolves are out of this world!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Harlow on November 30, 2013, 09:19:22 pm
Beautiful video! Wow, am excited to keep on changing everyday  :D

My huzzfriend said he didn't have time to watch it, but of course he watched the whole thing. Than said "Now they need a video of their parents reactions" lol XD

Was exciting to, to see so many familiar faces  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on November 30, 2013, 09:42:25 pm
Definitely an appropriate video to have in this thread!

It's well done, too- I liked the music choice a lot. Obviously made by someone who cares about the community :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ms Grace on November 30, 2013, 10:41:59 pm
Yeah, it's pretty damned awe inspiring! I guess there was some FFS involved in some cases so not 100% HRT but even so… amazing!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shelly Lullaby on December 01, 2013, 07:54:56 am
Hi all, here are some pictures i did last week with my new makeup .
It is incredible how make up can change a face,i didn't recognize myself in the mirror and i almost cryed lol. For a moment i could see a girl in front in me...
(http://imageshack.us/a/img197/4328/h5qm.jpg)

Good Gandhi! You almost made ME cry. You are, 1: absolutely gorgeous; 2: awesome with makeup; 3: you had that... you know, "marry me?" effect on me just now. You also have a magical smile, it's so cute and adorable. So, if you're by any chance, into senoritas, don't forget me until I get my transition done with.  ::)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shelly Lullaby on December 01, 2013, 08:04:21 am
Ok so yesterday was thanksgiving and I am not out to my family yet. So it was boy mode durning the day. And to make myself feel better I did a bit of make-up practice after making it home.
I decided to do a little before and after of yesterday. Even managed to smiled in one photo.

[Link Removed]

Well, you should smile more often, babe, as it's magic. Makes you even cuter (more cute? whatever).
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: FrozenValkyrie on December 01, 2013, 11:04:56 am
• FrozenValyrie, whoa.  Have you started hormones?  Because there's no way the only difference in your before/after is just makeup.  And if you haven't...wow, you're on your way to being a very, very gorgeous woman.

First i really thank you ! I have tried HRT for like 1 month, but it is complicated, one day i'm happy about transitioning and one day i think i am doing a huge mistake. Actualy i don't know if i am a girl but i am sure that i am not a boy ! The funny thing is that when i was young until like 15y old i had a very feminine face. Now that i am 23years old i thought i had lost this feminine face because everyone tell me that i look very manly. After a lot of fail makeup session little by little i improved at doing makeup and now i am beginning to see some feminine feature i had when i was younger. I also improved my nutrition and my skin care since four month. The before photo was taken 1 years ago and if i look manly in it, it was to show the contrast. The facial expression can do a lot, in front of a mirror i try to improve it to look more feminine.

Good Gandhi! You almost made ME cry. You are, 1: absolutely gorgeous; 2: awesome with makeup; 3: you had that... you know, "marry me?" effect on me just now. You also have a magical smile, it's so cute and adorable. So, if you're by any chance, into senoritas, don't forget me until I get my transition done with.  ::)

Thanks !!! :) All my life i have suffer because all i want is to have a part of women's beauty, comment like this warm my heart thank again! . I will wait until your transition is done because i am attracted to women  ;D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: KayCeeDee on December 01, 2013, 08:59:52 pm
So I've clicked over 12 months of kicking my Y chromosome's butt, here's a before/after in celebration:
(http://i.imgur.com/Vwne8V1.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ultimus on December 01, 2013, 09:21:53 pm
So I've clicked over 12 months of kicking my Y chromosome's butt, here's a before/after in celebration:
(http://i.imgur.com/Vwne8V1.jpg)

Wow, you easily look ten years younger! You hit the fountain of youth!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Just Ole Me on December 01, 2013, 10:49:06 pm
Ori
Yo look great!  So what has the last 12 minths brought for you?

Hugs

Kay
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: KayCeeDee on December 02, 2013, 12:14:58 am
Thanks!  The last 12 months have brought me peace and happiness!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ms Grace on December 02, 2013, 02:32:54 am
So I've clicked over 12 months of kicking my Y chromosome's butt, here's a before/after in celebration:
(http://i.imgur.com/Vwne8V1.jpg)
That's an amazing transformation - happy anniversary!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jessica Merriman on December 02, 2013, 02:55:26 am
OMG Orihime! I now have hope for myself. That's really you in both? Awesome girl!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on December 02, 2013, 03:00:29 am
But remember, what you post on the internet will be shared without your permission. If this concerns you, watch through these videos.  If you see your images, and do not want them shared, I would encourage reaching out to this YouTube user, or YT support, to have them removed.  It's a series of videos.  For those who are YouTube illiterate- you may browse the user's videos by selecting their name, and then selecting the "videos" tab on their channel.

The video has been taken down at the source.

One thing you can do to protect yourself is to add a "watermark" copyright to your images.  It is not hard to do.  Here is an example:

http://www.ehow.com/how_5827593_create-watermark-photoshop.html

If someone misappropriates your copyrighted material and uses it on another site, you can ask that it be removed.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shelly Lullaby on December 02, 2013, 08:32:00 am
Thanks !!! :) All my life i have suffer because all i want is to have a part of women's beauty, comment like this warm my heart thank again! . I will wait until your transition is done because i am attracted to women  ;D

I know I'm a geek and all, but first thing I noticed is that you wrote in rhymes. :D
Also, I know it sounds creepy, but today your picture just randomly came to mind and I smiled like an idiot. :laugh:
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Riley Skye on December 02, 2013, 04:01:58 pm
I posted back on page 32 and just wanted to add this picture I took earlier before I went into comfy sweats mode, I finally got a body shot!

(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/576661_247845528705786_460136452_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sammy on December 02, 2013, 04:06:09 pm
Riley, that comfy sweatshirt is not long enough to cover Your booty! I see what You have there! ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: FrozenValkyrie on December 03, 2013, 03:41:25 am
I know I'm a geek and all, but first thing I noticed is that you wrote in rhymes. :D
Also, I know it sounds creepy, but today your picture just randomly came to mind and I smiled like an idiot. :laugh:

For the rhymes it was totally involuntary lol  ;D. I am happy if i can make other smile.

I posted back on page 32 and just wanted to add this picture I took earlier before I went into comfy sweats mode, I finally got a body shot!

(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/576661_247845528705786_460136452_n.jpg)

WOW ! You are very pretty !
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kristal on December 03, 2013, 05:24:50 am
I posted back on page 32 and just wanted to add this picture I took earlier before I went into comfy sweats mode, I finally got a body shot!

(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/576661_247845528705786_460136452_n.jpg)

Okay, no joke, I just woke up and when this loaded I thought I had stumbled into the FtM forum and you were just starting out. Must've been the jersey...
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: LittleV on December 04, 2013, 04:31:27 pm
I posted back on page 32 and just wanted to add this picture I took earlier before I went into comfy sweats mode, I finally got a body shot!

(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/576661_247845528705786_460136452_n.jpg)
Something about your face here just "clicks" female. Maybe it's the facial fat or the serene expression.
I have followed your progress through your pics and I can definitely say that, at this point, it's definitely pushing into the "female zone". And with that body you have another cause for celebration.
I believe that from now on it's an easy ride for you. Keep doing whatever you're doing and enjoy it as best as you can!

Love and Hugs,
Vanya.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Riley Skye on December 04, 2013, 05:01:29 pm
Thanks for the positivity guys! I'm definitely feeling a lot better and happier about my body now that it's really been changing for the better. I'm now 11 months into hormone therapy, can't believe it's been nearly a year!  For the first time in my life I feel happy with myself and most of all feel so cute! :]
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Miranda Catherine on December 05, 2013, 01:19:51 am
                                                                              MIRANDA THOMSON "I KNEW I WAS A GIRL AT THREE, BUT DIDN'T BEGIN LIVING FEMALE TILL I WAS FIFTY-SEVEN"
At 24, Hinting At Who I Really Am         At 42 in my Rock Star, Athlete mode    At 56, 226 lbs, Drunken, Suicidal         March 2012 @ 8 mo. HRT           May 2013 22 mo. HRT  161 lbs.
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12/04/2013 @27 mo. Full Time                                                                             
     29 mo. HRT                                                                               
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on December 05, 2013, 03:46:05 am
Miranda - 24 and 57 - there sparkle in the eyes is still there.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on December 05, 2013, 09:46:28 am
Miranda - 24 and 57 - there sparkle in the eyes is still there.

She does, she's a beautiful gal and a wonderful person all rolled into one!  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: smile_jma on December 06, 2013, 03:22:43 am
Miranda - WOW.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: smile_jma on December 06, 2013, 03:26:22 am
I'll add for fun... Thats 298 days taken 2 weeks ago...but, in real life, somehow I think I look different, but the roomie says I look the same. hmm

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/q71/s720x720/581960_830506316970_1657778472_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Andrea_LS on December 06, 2013, 04:19:27 am
Miranda: Wow! I love your expression at 24, so playful, and beautiful too. At 54, I see a saddening look of being lost, but then, the real you shines through in the final pictures, and you look your beautiful self, and very much at peace, which is the most beautiful thing :)

smile_jma: My my, totally cute! What a year it must have been. :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Christine167 on December 06, 2013, 05:50:52 am
I'll add for fun... Thats 298 days taken 2 weeks ago...but, in real life, somehow I think I look different, but the roomie says I look the same. hmm

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/q71/s720x720/581960_830506316970_1657778472_n.jpg)

I can see the difference. Your face is much more rounded and your cheeks are fuller now. Smoother skin, and did you pluck your eye brows because they do look different. ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Miranda Catherine on December 06, 2013, 07:25:40 am
                                                                              MIRANDA THOMSON "I KNEW I WAS A GIRL AT THREE, BUT DIDN'T BEGIN LIVING FEMALE TILL I WAS FIFTY-SEVEN"
At 24, Hinting At Who I Really Am         At 42 in my Rock Star, Athlete mode    At 56, 226 lbs, Drunken, Suicidal         March 2012 @ 8 mo. HRT           May 2013 22 mo. HRT  161 lbs.
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That is so sweet of all you wonderful ladies, thank you sooo much! When I come to Susan's, which hasn't been enough lately, the "Before and After" thread amazes me the most. It gave me hope when I first began, a time when I had none at all, a time a few months after the center 'Angels' photo was taken I tried to kill myself for the third time, July 12, 2011. Now there's happiness where there was hopelessness. During the photo at 24 I was at a Halloween Party, trying to show my friends who I was without showing who I really was, and once I told my friends' wives and girlfriends I'd done my own makeup, they knew. My friends were oblivious because I was a very good athlete and a womanizer. I could fool nearly everyone but myself who I was. I'd promise myself every night that I'd begin living as a woman soon, the same way I used to pray to wake up as a girl at eight years old. May God bless us all, we deserve it if anyone does. As Alaina and many other women said, I was born with a birth defect.                                                                               
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shelly Lullaby on December 06, 2013, 12:44:36 pm
I posted back on page 32 and just wanted to add this picture I took earlier before I went into comfy sweats mode, I finally got a body shot!

(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/576661_247845528705786_460136452_n.jpg)

Guuurl, you're cute as hell. Also, your hips are killing me (I'm kinda hot for nice girly shapes).  ::)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: smile_jma on December 06, 2013, 05:31:04 pm
A friend of mine shaved off a bit. I've just been doing alittle upkeep. More still needs to be taken off, but I don't want the 'surprised' look.  So, have to be careful.

Well, work still doesn't know :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: madi_craig on December 10, 2013, 04:01:46 pm
Every one of you girls are sooo beautiful!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: madi_craig on December 10, 2013, 05:22:14 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/cVmGRfa.jpg)
Pics are from my phone, so they look kind of weird.
Nonetheless, Boy mode vs. Girl Mode
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Lauren5 on December 10, 2013, 05:24:43 pm
What a change, Madi! It's great!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: madi_craig on December 10, 2013, 05:38:27 pm
thanks willow!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Miranda Catherine on December 11, 2013, 11:39:17 am
Madi, your change is amazing and you're really pretty! I take it that you're living full time, but if you're not you should be! If I was to see you on the street I'd know you're female, no questions asked. smile_ima, I disagree with your roomie, I can tell the difference in your photos. Although you had a pretty feminine face before HRT, the fat distribution in your face is easy to see and you definitely look even more female after you began hormones. And Riley, your change is huge too. I went back to see your original post and your photo at 11 yrs. old made me very sad because only another TS girl/woman knows the pain behind another TS eyes. It's really wondrous and wonderful to see all the incredible changes going on in our photos in this thread, but I always look at the pre HRT pics to see the differences in the eyes. Maybe I'm crazy, but I believe what the Bible says that, "the eyes are the windows of the soul", and where there's so much pain no matter how we tried to hide it, pre HRT, the differences in the eyes are sometimes even bigger than the huge physical changes. I see deep sadness replaced by joy, tenuous at first, but growing stronger with every photo. I'm sooo jealous of all of you young ladies in that you had the guts, the tenacity and the good sense to begin transition at this most opportune time in history to begin your transformations from existence to true happiness. God bless us all! Hugs, Mira
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RavenMoon on December 11, 2013, 12:58:48 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/cVmGRfa.jpg)
Pics are from my phone, so they look kind of weird.
Nonetheless, Boy mode vs. Girl Mode

Very nice!

I love this thread. Can't wait until I can contribute. :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: evecrook on December 12, 2013, 05:52:29 pm
Guy-mode. 5 weeks HRT. Overexposed and blurry, just how I like it. xD
(http://i44.tinypic.com/1zpi58j.jpg)
                very nice
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ashey on December 12, 2013, 06:57:01 pm
                very nice

Thaaanks. :embarrassed:
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Mickie on December 13, 2013, 01:32:58 am
There are so many crazy transformations here!

week 1
(http://i.imgur.com/MjKrz8f.jpg)


btw, Jenny, i think your "before" pics look kind of like David Guetta

(http://us.cdn001.fansshare.com/photos/davidguetta/david-guetta-eyes-1730918599.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Lara the Lover and the Fighter on December 13, 2013, 03:46:28 am
Always my favorite thread.  I can't wait to post my pics one day.  Keep em comin!!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Emi on December 13, 2013, 07:56:03 am
So I've clicked over 12 months of kicking my Y chromosome's butt, here's a before/after in celebration:
(http://i.imgur.com/Vwne8V1.jpg)

Awesome change!! You look great
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shelly Lullaby on December 13, 2013, 01:15:04 pm
week 1 vs week 30
(http://i.imgur.com/MjKrz8f.jpg)

14 months ago vs today
(http://i.imgur.com/KhExEhi.jpg)

I literally almost cried when I saw this. You are so beautiful and cute.  :icon_love: Also, just the other day I watched your Yeson video on YouTube, you have an amazing, overly sweet voice.  :icon_cute:
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: madi_craig on December 13, 2013, 04:30:30 pm
Thank you so much miranda and raven! I am not full-time, but would love to be.
Family issues and things have caused me not to dive in all the way.
However, you ladies are extremely encouraging!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: madi_craig on December 13, 2013, 04:32:26 pm
Also, @Jennygirl. I have to agree with everyone on here about you.
Honestly, you have become a HUGE inspiration in my life!
If I transition half as well as you I will be overjoyed.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Angélique LaCava on December 17, 2013, 03:16:49 pm
me at 19 compared to how I looked at 14 (btw that's my jr high school pic that's why theres a reflection lol)
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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Rowan Rue on December 17, 2013, 03:28:40 pm
So I finally made a transition video.  Here it is, 1 yr!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1rFR0pMHEc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1rFR0pMHEc)

Thanks you Jenny for helping me with the music <3
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: BunnyBee on December 17, 2013, 03:45:38 pm
Gorgeous and so stylish.  Just great :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Violet Bloom on December 17, 2013, 04:10:30 pm
  Rowan, I aspire to even a fraction of your fashionability.  Your style in every way never ceases to amaze me every time I see new material from you.  There seems to be some natural sense and skill for it built into your mind.  When I need a little fashion inspiration in the future I will look back at your photos for some ideas.  I want to put on a good show while I still have some youth left in me.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Angélique LaCava on December 17, 2013, 04:57:19 pm
i redid the callage I posted, but anyway do yall see any difference in my face? if so can yall tell me whats different and more feminine looking. im still not on hormones. this is comparing how I look now at 19 to how I looked at 14
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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Aina on December 17, 2013, 06:33:31 pm
i redid the callage I posted, but anyway do yall see any difference in my face? if so can yall tell me whats different and more feminine looking. im still not on hormones. this is comparing how I look now at 19 to how I looked at 14
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Looks like your younger brother.

Your eyes seem wider and bigger, your cheeks also seem higher up. Pretty amazing again Angelique for no hormones, whats your secret hehe?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Harlow on December 17, 2013, 08:32:58 pm
Wow Rowan beautiful video! I love all the fashions boy and girl :) I kind of dressed similar as a guy, was going for a dandy, vintage gentleman kind of a thing, even did a handle bar moustache towards the end. Then one day I was like "You know what? I f***ing HATE my moustache"!!!!! And that was the beginning to the end of the gentleman phase and became the lady I was inside all along (and no this is definitely NOT a phase :laugh: )

And like you through it all I found ME and couldn't be happier! Loved the music too, I'm excited to do a transformation video one day too XP

So I finally made a transition video.  Here it is, 1 yr!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1rFR0pMHEc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1rFR0pMHEc)

Thanks you Jenny for helping me with the music <3
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Emi on December 17, 2013, 08:36:44 pm
Rowan, i  dont have words, love your look, your transformation, everything

Amazing timeline, i love  videos like this because two  timelines like this was my inspiration to found the strengh and make my own change.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Andaya on December 17, 2013, 09:08:19 pm
Rowan, you look amazing! That was a great video. I was struck by how quickly you changed too, hormones made such a difference so soon you lucky thing!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jill F on December 17, 2013, 09:25:51 pm
Daaamn, girl!  Rowan, you are truly gorgeous.  You also seem so much happier.

Do we have yet another musician here?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on December 17, 2013, 10:07:55 pm
Amazing change, Rowan! :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Angélique LaCava on December 17, 2013, 10:16:35 pm
Looks like your younger brother.

Your eyes seem wider and bigger, your cheeks also seem higher up. Pretty amazing again Angelique for no hormones, whats your secret hehe?
thanks lol. I don't really have a secret I guess im just lucky.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Keaira on December 18, 2013, 04:07:51 am
So I finally made a transition video.  Here it is, 1 yr!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1rFR0pMHEc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1rFR0pMHEc)

Thanks you Jenny for helping me with the music <3

wow Rowan! I want your wardrobe! I especially love the red duster coat! :p
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on December 18, 2013, 10:05:40 am
Very nice Rowan, and of course it always helps when you are very pretty and extremely photogenic, good show lady!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shelly Lullaby on December 18, 2013, 12:23:44 pm
So I finally made a transition video.  Here it is, 1 yr!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1rFR0pMHEc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1rFR0pMHEc)

Thanks you Jenny for helping me with the music <3

Giiiiiiiiirl...  *wet panties :icon_redface:*

Daaamn, girl!  Rowan, you are truly gorgeous.  You also seem so much happier.

Do we have yet another musician here?

I'm one too.  :eusa_shifty:
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Heather on December 18, 2013, 12:57:50 pm
Love the video Rowan you definitely have been a inspiration to me in the last year, and I look forward to seeing your progress in the next year. :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Angélique LaCava on December 18, 2013, 01:03:28 pm
no one else is going to say anything bout whether I changed or didn't change in looks?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on December 18, 2013, 01:10:04 pm
no one else is going to say anything bout whether I changed or didn't change in looks?

You were a pretty child to begin with, but yes you have changed your looks dramatically and have become a real beauty Angelique. I don't comment on everybody's photos, I'd be here all day. Don't want you to feel slighted though honey, you look great as always.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Missy~rmdlm on December 18, 2013, 05:50:21 pm
no one else is going to say anything bout whether I changed or didn't change in looks?
I would love to improve my eyes like that over time.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ms Grace on December 18, 2013, 06:14:55 pm
I kind of feel like I'm pretty slack with commenting on this thread - the truth is everyone is so utterly amazing and inspiring, I feel like it's not very constructive for me to be saying pretty much the same thing to everyone all the time (or worse, that I might come across as a bit phoney).

Angélique… Rowan… (and everyone else)... stunning! Hope to the goddess I get even a fraction of your awesome by the time I'm ready to post a Before & After!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on December 18, 2013, 07:03:46 pm
I kind of feel like I'm pretty slack with commenting on this thread - the truth is everyone is so utterly amazing and inspiring, I feel like it's not very constructive for me to be saying pretty much the same thing to everyone all the time (or worse, that I might come across as a bit phoney).


You're not the only one feeling this, sometimes there's a fine line between being honest and hurting someone's feelings or blowing a lot of smoke up someone's skirt and being phony. At times like that I abstain from commenting. I think most of the gals are pretty good and it's taken them a lot of nerve, I wouldn't cut it myself so I have a hard time being as critical as some.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Carrie Liz on December 19, 2013, 11:33:02 am
no one else is going to say anything bout whether I changed or didn't change in looks?

Angelique, for God's sake, this is the second time now that you've gone asking for more feedback, and I'm going to admit, it kind of scares me. How can you not know how gorgeous you look? Do you really need all of us telling you that? You're one of many that I don't bother commenting on because they're so clearly beautiful that I assume there's no possible way that they really need me to tell them that they look great.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on December 19, 2013, 11:58:36 am
Let's not get hasty now! Some people come to this thread because they need the validation regardless of how beautiful or not everyone may see them. Maybe it is part of their process of accepting themselves. It can be frustrating to be proud of a picture to have it coincidentally buried quickly by someone else for whatever reason. It's an inherent issue that some may have with this thread.

When the tone starts to get skewed a little bit like this is when I start to worry that maybe it's not doing it's job. I think it's perfectly okay for Angelique to ask for more feedback, although maybe she could have done it in a slightly more gentle tone.

Angelique, you've always looked beautiful to me! If you are having trouble believing that, perhaps getting going with hormones would help with the mental side of things and accepting yourself as the beauty that you are :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: emma.b on December 19, 2013, 12:10:00 pm
Oh well ... I'll do that too then

(http://i.imgur.com/UZLMYQn.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/7GiCsZS.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on December 19, 2013, 12:12:09 pm
What the heck emma... What an amazing transformation!!!

Seriously your full body shot is nothing short of incredible... How did you slim down your arms so much???

Amazeballs!!!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: emma.b on December 19, 2013, 12:15:18 pm
lol.. thank you... Well, I lost weight and muscles by doing lot of footing (a lot) and having a more healthy diet: no junk food, no meat (I'm peso-vegetarian), less sugar, no alcohol, no fried things, no soft drinks ... and that's about it.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: FrozenValkyrie on December 19, 2013, 12:26:35 pm
@emma.b This is incredible you look so beautiful !
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ms Grace on December 19, 2013, 12:32:57 pm
Emma, wow. You sure dropped the weight, understandable given the foods you stopped eating. What is "footing"?? (walking??)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on December 19, 2013, 12:55:47 pm
Atta girl Emma, you are such an inspiration for all and especially to our sisters here trying to deal with excessive weight problems, way to go lady!  :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Bijou on December 19, 2013, 02:18:06 pm
Wow Emma, just gorgeous! (I follow your tumblr btw lol)!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sammy on December 19, 2013, 03:11:49 pm
Emma, as always You are truly inspiring! I am following Your YT channel and having seen Your "7 months HRT" video was one of the most convincing revelations ever :).
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: madi_craig on December 19, 2013, 04:32:10 pm
In total agreement with everyone else Emma!
Amazing!!!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: emma.b on December 19, 2013, 05:36:36 pm
Thank you all for the kind messages (and for following my channels) :) To answer Ms Grace .. footing would be jogging :D I'm French and didn't knew that "footing" is a pure French creation (not even borrowed ... created) :D - go figure...
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on December 19, 2013, 06:23:03 pm
Thank you all for the kind messages (and for following my channels) :) To answer Ms Grace .. footing would be jogging :D I'm French and didn't knew that "footing" is a pure French creation (not even borrowed ... created) :D - go figure...

Was surprised by your YouTube conversation was Aeris, she's a personal friend of mine, small world huh?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Keaira on December 19, 2013, 09:02:05 pm
So.. a year later....

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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Danielle Emmalee on December 19, 2013, 09:04:02 pm
Keaira, you are looking great! I really like the new glasses and that new haircut!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Keaira on December 19, 2013, 09:08:10 pm
Keaira, you are looking great! I really like the new glasses and that new haircut!

Thank you. I actually need a bit of a trim. but not much.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Aina on December 19, 2013, 10:52:55 pm
Everyone looking so good on this thread. Amazing changes all around!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Andaya on December 19, 2013, 11:01:22 pm
no one else is going to say anything bout whether I changed or didn't change in looks?
Really it's probably because you've posted quite a bit in the picture topics and even after getting rave reviews you kept insisting on more comments. You get a lot of good feedback, especially considering you said you weren't on HRT. It's nice to hear over and over but I suspect you already know you look great ;)
Oh well ... I'll do that too then

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Love the direct comparison shot. You can see a change in everything. Hair, facial hair, makeup and the cute smile - all great changes :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on December 19, 2013, 11:47:02 pm
Thank you all for the kind messages (and for following my channels) :) To answer Ms Grace .. footing would be jogging :D I'm French and didn't knew that "footing" is a pure French creation (not even borrowed ... created) :D - go figure...

<poo>, I'm gonna have to start jogging. I have heard it a million times that it's the best way to shed the male arm muscle, but I didn't want to accept it because I have always had a thing against running.

Your pictures have convinced me, though. I am so amazed. Simply incredible result. Thank you for sharing :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ashey on December 19, 2013, 11:51:45 pm
Does jogging on an arc trainer count? :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Angélique LaCava on December 19, 2013, 11:53:40 pm
sorry posted on the wrong thread.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on December 20, 2013, 12:14:51 am
The "Before and After" topic (this one) is a comparison topic; from where we started to where we are now.  It really is to provide inspiration for those of us considering transition.  I believe it is the single most inspirational topic on the site.

The "You look fabulous, Darling!" topic is a celebration of change.  It is a "feel good" topic, not a passing topic.

The "Do I look, or could I pass, as female?" topic is for constructive criticism.

You pick the one that best fits your needs as a poster.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: E-Brennan on December 20, 2013, 01:27:41 am
So I finally made a transition video.  Here it is, 1 yr!

Rowan, thank you so much for posting that.  Seeing such amazing transformations is inspiring and helps mopes like me get motivated when things seem to have stalled.

Here's to a good 2014 for everyone when it comes to befores and afters.   :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Rowan Rue on December 20, 2013, 11:20:54 am
Thanks everyone!  The responses I've gotten to the video have been amazing, kinda overwhelming. I'm not sure I'll ever think of myself as being inspiring.  It's such a weird thing to hear  :-\

Emma - Wow, you look incredible.  I've watched quite a few of your videos and loved them (I actually didn't realize you were on Susan's until just now) but those full body photos are just amazing.  Guess I have to get back to footing too!  :D

Keaira - OMG! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that haircut on you!!! It looks SO good!  Plus, wow, so many other changes too.  You look great  ;D

It's kind of nice to have been away from the forum a while, and get to come back now and see more dramatic changes in in everyone :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: evecrook on December 20, 2013, 02:15:32 pm
So I finally made a transition video.  Here it is, 1 yr!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1rFR0pMHEc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1rFR0pMHEc)

Thanks you Jenny for helping me with the music <3
nice video
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ms Grace on December 20, 2013, 03:32:25 pm
Thank you all for the kind messages (and for following my channels) :) To answer Ms Grace .. footing would be jogging :D I'm French and didn't knew that "footing" is a pure French creation (not even borrowed ... created) :D - go figure...
Darn…had hoped it was just walking... ::)

So.. a year later....

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Keaira, that is an outstanding transformation, congratulations!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: {Alice} on December 20, 2013, 06:15:47 pm
April 2013

(http://imageshack.us/a/img855/2374/k20o.jpg)

december 2013

(http://imageshack.us/a/img856/7198/8dnq.jpg)

Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on December 20, 2013, 07:23:04 pm
April 2013

(http://imageshack.us/a/img855/2374/k20o.jpg)

december 2013

(http://imageshack.us/a/img856/7198/8dnq.jpg)

You're coming right along Alice, quite change already!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Angélique LaCava on December 20, 2013, 09:45:38 pm
just so people don't think im a complete idiot just wanted to let people know the last post I made saying " gave them to a church that helped children with no parents" I posted it on the wrong thread lol sorry. I meant to post it on the one that was called "what did u do with ur boys cloths"
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Keaira on December 21, 2013, 12:11:01 am
Thanks everyone!  The responses I've gotten to the video have been amazing, kinda overwhelming. I'm not sure I'll ever think of myself as being inspiring.  It's such a weird thing to hear  :-\

Keaira - OMG! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that haircut on you!!! It looks SO good!  Plus, wow, so many other changes too.  You look great  ;D


Thank you. ^_^ I've found it to be a quite versatile style. And the only one I have ever stuck with!
One thing I loved about your video, aside from your absolutely stunning transformation, was your wardrobe. I know you had to have made and/or customized a lot of it. Do you still do that?

Keaira, that is an outstanding transformation, congratulations!

Thank you. It's funny, everyone see's so much more than I do. my eyes must be broken, lol
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on December 21, 2013, 12:17:11 am
(http://imageshack.us/a/img855/2374/k20o.jpg)(http://imageshack.us/a/img856/7198/8dnq.jpg)

April 2013..................................December 2013

Sorry, not buying it.  Those are two different people!   ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Alisha on December 21, 2013, 04:19:11 am
This thread is really full of magic and sorcery. And i'm really suspicious that all of you is a shapeshifter
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Cassie 4 Ever!!! on December 21, 2013, 06:59:31 am
The left is all before hormones, and the right is from two days ago. :)

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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on December 21, 2013, 10:55:02 am
April 2013

(http://imageshack.us/a/img855/2374/k20o.jpg)

december 2013

(http://imageshack.us/a/img856/7198/8dnq.jpg)

Alice, I'm blown away by the change in your face shape! You look gorgeous :)
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Post by: kiaraja on December 21, 2013, 11:04:16 am
The left is all before hormones, and the right is from two days ago. :)

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wow you look so "kind hearted" and handsome in your boy pictures lol, like most of our befores lol, in your female pictures you look so adorable like a little angel, but with a small bad girl side that your keeping hidden, lol i wish i was as adorable and cute as you
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Post by: Miranda Catherine on December 21, 2013, 12:20:32 pm
The left is all before hormones, and the right is from two days ago. :)

[Image Removed] Unbelievable! From very much a guy to very much a girl!

Rowan, I wish I had 1/10th the style you do. You're awesome and beautiful! It's good to see you here…..
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Post by: FalseHybridPrincess on December 21, 2013, 12:36:22 pm
@Ксениа

oh wow , what a change!
 ;)
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Post by: LilLivvy91 on December 21, 2013, 04:13:46 pm
Wowzers! I have not know about this section till today. I was having doubts about a sucessful transition, but you ladies have proven me madly wrong. There is hope for me yet! Thank you for sharing and i plan to share once i begin my transition. you all look absolutely stunning, many after being quite masculine in appearance originally like me. Thanks again and God Bless you all!
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Post by: Jennygirl on December 21, 2013, 05:11:23 pm
Well I did this video to post in my Yeson thread, but I kind of wanted to post it here too because to me I feel like a completely different person comparing myself to 7 months ago when I did not have the capability to use a female voice at all. As a result of the audible parts of my presentation changing, it sure seemed to make a whole lot of difference overall... i.e. mannerisms, facial expressions, confidence, and most of all self acceptance.

Regardless of how you are able to be happy with your voice through practice and/or surgery, it is just pretty darned amazing how much of a global difference it makes in everyday life and accepting yourself. I am a happy camper :)

7 months ago vs today
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLIar0LPVrk
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Post by: Miyuki on December 21, 2013, 05:40:34 pm
That is nothing short of incredible. :o You sound amazing, and I would never be able to tell you had anything done to modify your voice. This is why, even if I get no other surgical work done, I am without a doubt going to go to Yeson at some point. For me at least, being able to speak in a female voice naturally would be the greatest thing I think I could do for myself in terms of improving my confidence in my passability. Being able to sing in a female range might be fun too. :D
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Post by: FalseHybridPrincess on December 21, 2013, 06:19:50 pm
Miyuki I totally agree,,,

man it seems like yeson voice surgery works magic,,,jenny your voice is soooo pretty  :)
im totally gonna do it too
cant wait :)
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Post by: Jennygirl on December 21, 2013, 06:52:33 pm
Thanks Miyuki and FalsePrincess :D

As far as who it has allowed me to become, it surely does seem like a miracle. I always want to stress though that my voice is only partially a product of the surgery- I don't want to give people a false impression that the surgery alone gave me the voice I have... Probably the largest part has been from hard work and diligence. I would hate for someone to have this surgery and not know that it still takes a great deal of practice to develop a feminine voice. But for all matters, I love to make my own experiences an inspiration to others in any way possible- and I thank you both for your wonderful comments :)
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Post by: Carrie Liz on December 21, 2013, 06:58:16 pm
Two thumbs up, Jenny! You were still completely gorgeous 7 months ago, but I can tell how much better you feel about yourself with the voice in place too. Excellent results, and I'm really happy for you!
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Post by: Violet Bloom on December 21, 2013, 09:52:06 pm
As far as who it has allowed me to become, it surely does seem like a miracle. I always want to stress though that my voice is only partially a product of the surgery- I don't want to give people a false impression that the surgery alone gave me the voice I have... Probably the largest part has been from hard work and diligence.

  Gathered that.  However, that said, just to clarify - This surgical procedure is primarily to raise the natural pitch of your vocal chords?  How much of your pitch improvement specifically was the result of training rather than surgery for you?  I am concerned about how much I can realistically achieve when I start clinical voice therapy in March.  My voice isn't very bassy to start with but many people have likened the character and resonance of my speech to that of a radio broadcaster.  I don't know if this will help or hinder.
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Post by: Miranda Catherine on December 22, 2013, 12:48:28 am
This is, to me, the most inspiring thread on all of Susan's Place! Each time I return I'm astounded and heartened by EVERYONE'S progress. I don't leave enough feedback,
and I'm sorry, but that's because I feel I tend to sound like a broken record. Anyhoo, God bless all of you beautiful women. Mira
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This one is me, taken this month. I hope the difference in the way I feel is reflected in the photos. 27+ mo. living full time!
I think of myself now as a happy, loving, hopefully thoughtful, caring woman, daughter and S.O. to a man I love very deeply.
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Post by: Lauren5 on December 22, 2013, 01:14:25 am
What an astounding difference, Mira!
I think we should hold that as an inspiration to us all.
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Post by: Jennygirl on December 22, 2013, 02:39:21 am
Thank you Carrie :D

Violet- A lot can be done with practice. I'm a firm believer that anyone really can achieve a female sounding voice through practice alone. Obviously having a surgery could make it easier, but the practice is always a necessity anyway. Especially if your voice is not bassy, you shouldn't have any problems at all. It sounds like the way you speak or the "character" you mention might need the most work, which is actually the fun part :)

Mira- beautiful and inspiring as always. I hope you read and enjoy the PM I sent you, I surely appreciated yours :D
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Post by: Jamie D on December 22, 2013, 02:45:19 am
Miranda, you are fantastic!
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Post by: Miranda Catherine on December 22, 2013, 03:13:51 am
Willow, Jenny, Jamie, wow! Thank you sooo much. Your compliments make me really happy, and make me feel even happier than cis-girl compliments because all three of you know that we have to work harder than they do to look pretty, or at least (for me) pretty presentable, at least in the beginning. I know this, I look forward to the day when I wake up each morning, even when I'm really hurting physically. I Love life and before transition, when I avoided mirrors like a vampire, I hated waking up, the first thought was usually, "F**k, why didn't I die in my sleep last night? Another f**king worthless, hopeless day to get through." Then I'd try to promise myself that someday I'd transition. AND I HAVE!!!!! Your encouragement means so much, thank you, ladies!!! Hugs, Mira
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Post by: Azahara on December 22, 2013, 08:16:03 am
Miranda, you look absolutely wonderful! :)  Your face shows more happiness, more contentment.  I'm very happy for you.
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Post by: Cassie 4 Ever!!! on December 22, 2013, 08:48:23 am
Wowzers! I have not know about this section till today. I was having doubts about a sucessful transition, but you ladies have proven me madly wrong. There is hope for me yet! Thank you for sharing and i plan to share once i begin my transition. you all look absolutely stunning, many after being quite masculine in appearance originally like me. Thanks again and God Bless you all!
I remember before I was scared as well, asking myself how I would ever fit in as a woman because I saw how masculine I was and never believed that I could change so much. I've never been happier to be wrong. :)

@Ксениа

oh wow , what a change!
 ;)
:)

Unbelievable! From very much a guy to very much a girl!

Rowan, I wish I had 1/10th the style you do. You're awesome and beautiful! It's good to see you here…..
Even I am still surprised. :)

wow you look so "kind hearted" and handsome in your boy pictures lol, like most of our befores lol, in your female pictures you look so adorable like a little angel, but with a small bad girl side that your keeping hidden, lol i wish i was as adorable and cute as you

Thank you. I have always been kind hearted. THese are the first pictures that I would say that I look kind of like an angel and I love it. I do have a bad side.. shhhhh! I'm just under 6 months on HRT and I have read, and have been told that I can expect more changes. Cant wait.
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Post by: Shantel on December 22, 2013, 08:55:17 am
Willow, Jenny, Jamie, wow! Thank you sooo much. Your compliments make me really happy, and make me feel even happier than cis-girl compliments because all three of you know that we have to work harder than they do to look pretty, or at least (for me) pretty presentable, at least in the beginning. I know this, I look forward to the day when I wake up each morning, even when I'm really hurting physically. I Love life and before transition, when I avoided mirrors like a vampire, I hated waking up, the first thought was usually, "F**k, why didn't I die in my sleep last night? Another f**king worthless, hopeless day to get through." Then I'd try to promise myself that someday I'd transition. AND I HAVE!!!!! Your encouragement means so much, thank you, ladies!!! Hugs, Mira

Oh Mira, you are such a beautiful new creation, you and the other ladies here offer a lot of hope to those just looking in at their own possibilities! xox Shan
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Post by: michelle666 on December 22, 2013, 12:12:07 pm
Here's my latest before/after;

(http://imageshack.us/a/img607/3734/pjvl.jpg)
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Post by: Shantel on December 22, 2013, 12:15:56 pm
Here's my latest before/after;

(http://imageshack.us/a/img607/3734/pjvl.jpg)

Michelle, the guy is scary but you look gorgeous, love that avatar photo!
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Post by: Harlow on December 22, 2013, 04:32:46 pm
Here's my latest before/after;

(http://imageshack.us/a/img607/3734/pjvl.jpg)

WOW! Unbelievable, you're an inspiration can't wait to get by my first year to see how many changes I will see. You look completely different and look 100% female!

I'm living full time now regardless of my small 34A boobies on my skinny lanky frame, I don't mind being a lady boy atm as I feel more beautiful than ever dressing and presenting as myself. I just can't wait to look more and more womanly though. And I'm only on month 4 XD
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Post by: Ms Grace on December 22, 2013, 04:38:46 pm
Miranda… Michelle…

wow, just wow! In guy mode you were both a bit scary looking (sorry) but as ladies, gosh, what a wonderful transformation into very approachable women. What amazes me with you both is how larger your eyes appear to have become. I'm presuming that has nothing to do with surgery or makeup…?

Anyway, congrats to you both. Very inspirational.
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Post by: Andaya on December 22, 2013, 04:39:27 pm
So I'm finally ready to dive in with some pics:
(click to enlarge)
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I've been on HRT just under 5 months (1 low dosage), and all of the above were in boy-mode.  The last one I took in a random mirror when I was in the airport yesterday :)  I'm really happy with the ongoing changes, though they are by no means complete yet :)
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Post by: michelle666 on December 22, 2013, 06:43:30 pm
WOW! Unbelievable, you're an inspiration can't wait to get by my first year to see how many changes I will see. You look completely different and look 100% female!

I'm living full time now regardless of my small 34A boobies on my skinny lanky frame, I don't mind being a lady boy atm as I feel more beautiful than ever dressing and presenting as myself. I just can't wait to look more and more womanly though. And I'm only on month 4 XD

Judging from your pics, you look female now. You look like a skinny version of a girl I go to school with, except her hair is bright red. Same style though, and same face, just skinnier.

Miranda… Michelle…

wow, just wow! In guy mode you were both a bit scary looking (sorry) but as ladies, gosh, what a wonderful transformation into very approachable women. What amazes me with you both is how larger your eyes appear to have become. I'm presuming that has nothing to do with surgery or makeup…?

Anyway, congrats to you both. Very inspirational.

I haven't had any surgery. I'm trying to avoid any sort of facial surgeries if I can. The only thing I want to get done is the lines on the sides of my mouth.

Michelle, the guy is scary but you look gorgeous, love that avatar photo!

Thanks! That pic is right around the same time that I had my last license picture taken. I really need a new one. I've been having some issues using it as an ID.
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Post by: michelle666 on December 22, 2013, 06:44:13 pm
So I'm finally ready to dive in with some pics:
(click to enlarge)
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You have some nice visible changes for only 5 months, congrats!
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Post by: Anna++ on December 22, 2013, 06:58:40 pm
It's been a while since I've posted in this thread, so here is a comparison between Christmas 2012 and today!

(http://www.ocarinaproject.net/~anna/transition/christmas2012.jpg) (http://www.ocarinaproject.net/~anna/transition/12-22-2013.jpg)
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Post by: michelle666 on December 22, 2013, 07:16:43 pm
It's been a while since I've posted in this thread, so here is a comparison between Christmas 2012 and today!

(http://www.ocarinaproject.net/~anna/transition/christmas2012.jpg) (http://www.ocarinaproject.net/~anna/transition/12-22-2013.jpg)

Amazing for only a year. You are beautiful!
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Post by: Harlow on December 22, 2013, 07:19:15 pm
Amazing for only a year. You are beautiful!

Wow o.O Agreed 1 year?? Amazing :D
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Post by: Anna++ on December 22, 2013, 07:36:13 pm
Amazing for only a year. You are beautiful!

Wow o.O Agreed 1 year?? Amazing :D

Aww, thank you!  :)  I can't wait to see how much I change over this next year!
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Post by: Just Shelly on December 22, 2013, 09:03:38 pm
Christmas 2007 and Christmas 2012 can you tell which one is from 2012... ;D

wish I could show my boys goofy smiles!!  :)
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Post by: Harlow on December 22, 2013, 09:17:00 pm
Wow such a transformation. And what beautiful family photos!! I know we can't see their faces, but I bet they all have big smiles on! Happy for you, Merry Christmas :)

Christmas 2007 and Christmas 2012 can you tell which one is from 2012... ;D

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Post by: Marieee on December 22, 2013, 09:23:58 pm
Miranda,Michelle,Adaya,Anna,Shelly amazing, just wow. I'm just blown away by everyone! you all look so good! :) :)
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Post by: Violet Bloom on December 22, 2013, 10:22:20 pm
Christmas 2007 and Christmas 2012 can you tell which one is from 2012... ;D

  It is incredibly heart-warming to see a family together through such a change!
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Post by: MadeleineG on December 22, 2013, 10:23:41 pm
  It is incredibly heart-warming to see a family together through such a change!

Hear! Hear!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Miranda Catherine on December 23, 2013, 02:01:07 am
Miranda… Michelle…

wow, just wow! In guy mode you were both a bit scary looking (sorry) but as ladies, gosh, what a wonderful transformation into very approachable women. What amazes me with you both is how larger your eyes appear to have become. I'm presuming that has nothing to do with surgery or makeup…?

Anyway, congrats to you both. Very inspirational.
Firat of all, Merry Christmas to all of you wonderful ladies!!! Azahara, Shantel, Grace and Marieee, thank you, Ladies! It's really sweet of all four of you to say such nice things, and every compliment makes me feel even more that my efforts have been worth it. Grace, I haven't had any surgery at all. I think that my eyes are just happy, and in my pre-HRT I was undoubtedly seriously depressed and what seemed to be a case of terminal drunkenness, lol! I'm alive and happy most of the time. I can be down over physical problems with my back or my knee, but pretty soon, I'll look down at my hands, or catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror, and I'm instantly in a better mood. I waited so terribly long to transition and for years I believed I was just too old, angry, bitter and ugly, but I painted myself into that proverbial corner where there wasn't one more alternative than kill myself or transition. I transitioned and have experienced such peace, happiness, and far from feeling isolation, I was proud to be my late brother's sister, and I so love being a daughter, an aunt and a girlfriend and a woman in love with a pretty special man, all things I never thought I'd be able to ever experience, but have. Maybe that' why my eyes are bigger. I'm amazed!!! Hugs, Mira

P.S. Shan, I'll write you before Christmas.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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Post by: Carlita on December 23, 2013, 05:58:54 am
Christmas 2007 and Christmas 2012 can you tell which one is from 2012... ;D

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Wow, Shelly that's so great to see. I only hope, and pray that I can take a picture like with with my children in a few years time!

And Anna ... one year? Are you kidding?? Great work, girl! :)
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Post by: Shantel on December 23, 2013, 10:42:21 am
Christmas 2007 and Christmas 2012 can you tell which one is from 2012... ;D


Shelly,
    Great pix dear, you are lovely as always and a great parent for your boys. Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: KabitTarah on December 23, 2013, 11:04:26 am
The day I came OOTC:
(http://i.imgur.com/hwPkvY1.jpg)

Four days pre-HRT:
(http://i.imgur.com/mshnGik.jpg)

Wow, what a change!
(Text from both pages have been previously posted).

Oh... you wanted face & body shots?
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Post by: eloij on December 23, 2013, 02:09:14 pm
So.. a year later....

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So amazing

Seeing your picture there are two tottaly different people.
The on on the left looks so sad and tired. The posture of the body, like the person wants to sink into the world and not be seen.
The one on the right. Toally opposite. Looks like a happy person that wants to reach for the sky instead.




Seeing all of your photos. In the before photos, even when you smile your eyes say something else. And in the after pictures the eyes match the smiles.

Hormones f yeah!
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Post by: eloij on December 23, 2013, 02:59:25 pm
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The before one is some time in the late summer of 2010
The other two is from the 23 of December this year. I have been on hormones since around March
One messy pic to compare to that messy man
and one more clean pic.

I don't know. I don't see much difference in my contours of my face even though there is something there I just can't put my finger on.

But anyway I seem to pass most of the time so something must have changed. Maybe easier to see with the eyes of a stranger.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Bardoux on December 23, 2013, 05:06:48 pm
erm you forgot to post a pic of you as a man?! i mean seriously you did look like a woman even before hrt :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on December 23, 2013, 05:26:26 pm
erm you forgot to post a pic of you as a man?! i mean seriously you did look like a woman even before hrt :)

My thoughts as well. :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Miranda Catherine on December 24, 2013, 02:12:00 am
So.. a year later....

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Keaira, your photos changes are pretty darn cool, and the change in your hair is perfect. You look very feminine and happy! I think the change in you is awesome!!! God bless you, Mira
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Miranda Catherine on December 24, 2013, 02:18:04 am
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Eloij, you have lips to die for, for starters. You already looked somewhat feminine before HRT, but I see shades of Liv Tyler in your facial features, and she's absolutely stunning. Anyway, I think you're a cutie, on your way to gorgeous!!!

On another thought, do any of you other full time girls/ladies literally not remember what you looked like at all before HRT and then living 24/7? I look at the photos of that person with a half-assed Fu Manchu, and I don't even recognize her, because that woman's mask was discarded 29 months ago. It's nice to get compliments on the changes we've all made, but honestly, the pre-transition photo makes me sad, and I'm not only glad I don't remember the way I once looked like, I'm not sure if I want to post the pre-hrt photos again. I like the new me and abhor the old, suicidally depressed woman and actually find it hard to look at those old photos of a former existence, never a life. I received a lot of strength on this thread though, seeing so many women who gave me hope when I had absolutely none, so much so that I'll probably keep posting anyway. I know my changes are pretty drastic too, so I hope they help someone like I was helped so wonderfully. Hugs, Mira
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on December 24, 2013, 11:45:30 pm
xmas eve night 2012 w/ my mom & step dad, shortly after starting HRT & coming out to them
(http://i.imgur.com/D0m1ppx.jpg)

xmas eve night 2013 w/ my mom & step dad :D
(http://i.imgur.com/cT3KyD0.jpg)

Without a doubt, the best year of my life so far. Merry Holidays everyone ;)

Cheers to 2014!!!!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Miranda Catherine on December 25, 2013, 12:05:38 am
xmas eve night 2012 w/ my mom & step dad, shortly after starting HRT & coming out to them
(http://i.imgur.com/D0m1ppx.jpg)

xmas eve night 2013 w/ my mom & step dad :D
(http://i.imgur.com/cT3KyD0.jpg)

Without a doubt, the best year of my life so far. Merry Holidays everyone ;)

Cheers to 2014!!!!
Merry Christmas, Sweetie! Jennygirl, you deserve the best life can give you! May God bless you and your family in 2014! You're a very special, special woman! Hugs, Mira

P.S. I can see where you got your looks!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on December 25, 2013, 12:24:35 am
Merry Christmas, Sweetie! Jennygirl, you deserve the best life can give you! May God bless you and your family in 2014! You're a very special, special woman! Hugs, Mira

P.S. I can see where you got your looks!

Awww thanks Miranda! You always say the nicest things. Bless your heart!

And yes I am quite proud of how my mother looks for being 60, I've always thought she's a good sign of great things to come! :) She probably won't read this but... thanks mom for the great genes!!!!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Danielle Emmalee on December 25, 2013, 02:05:20 am
60?  OMG she could almost be your older sister....
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Post by: PrincessPatience on December 25, 2013, 02:08:30 am
xmas eve night 2012 w/ my mom & step dad, shortly after starting HRT & coming out to them
(http://i.imgur.com/D0m1ppx.jpg)

xmas eve night 2013 w/ my mom & step dad :D
(http://i.imgur.com/cT3KyD0.jpg)

Without a doubt, the best year of my life so far. Merry Holidays everyone ;)

Cheers to 2014!!!!

Wow, your change is incredibility and you look so much happier. I'm at similar start to where you were during the end of 2012. So thank you for sharing this. You're such a inspiration Jenny and Congrats on all the progress!  ;D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: rinaballerina on December 25, 2013, 03:18:48 am
xmas eve night 2012 w/ my mom & step dad, shortly after starting HRT & coming out to them
(http://i.imgur.com/D0m1ppx.jpg)

xmas eve night 2013 w/ my mom & step dad :D
(http://i.imgur.com/cT3KyD0.jpg)

Without a doubt, the best year of my life so far. Merry Holidays everyone ;)

Cheers to 2014!!!!
Whether intentional or not, I love how everyone matches in the 2nd photo. You and your family look so beautiful and happy! I love it!
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Post by: Keaira on December 25, 2013, 04:06:39 am
So amazing

Seeing your picture there are two tottaly different people.
The on on the left looks so sad and tired. The posture of the body, like the person wants to sink into the world and not be seen.
The one on the right. Toally opposite. Looks like a happy person that wants to reach for the sky instead.




Seeing all of your photos. In the before photos, even when you smile your eyes say something else. And in the after pictures the eyes match the smiles.

Hormones f yeah!

Your observation I think is quite valid. In the first picture I was still working at Valeo 7 days a week for months. It had become a toxic and hostile workplace for me. I was so stressed out that I would throw up every night. I was also on a lower estrogen dosage.
having said that, there is a certain peace that came from being fired there and moving on to my next job. Only6 people know I an transgender at my new job.

Keaira, your photos changes are pretty darn cool, and the change in your hair is perfect. You look very feminine and happy! I think the change in you is awesome!!! God bless you, Mira

Aww. Bless you too Miranda. I have to say your pictures are amazing!
I actually need to get my hair trimmed. Its a little longer than I like. Right now I look like Edna Mode from The Incredibles, lol. hopetully i can get a 3rd picture like those two sometime next year so that we can keep a good comparison.


Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Lauren5 on December 25, 2013, 04:09:20 am
I actually need to get my hair trimmed. Its a little longer than I like. Right now I look like Edna Mode from The Incredibles, lol. hopetully i can get a 3rd picture like those two sometime next year so that we can keep a good comparison.
Off topic:
I can do a perfect Edna Mode voice.
You're wearing a hobo suit, dahling, I won't allow it! :P
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Just Shelly on December 25, 2013, 08:51:26 am
xmas eve night 2012 w/ my mom & step dad, shortly after starting HRT & coming out to them
(http://i.imgur.com/D0m1ppx.jpg)

xmas eve night 2013 w/ my mom & step dad :D
(http://i.imgur.com/cT3KyD0.jpg)

Without a doubt, the best year of my life so far. Merry Holidays everyone ;)

Cheers to 2014!!!!

Very beautiful Jenny!!

Looks like the only thing that has changed is that you all got more beautiful :) Its so nice to see that nothing really changes with the people who love you......it looked like a very Merry Christmas last year and it looks like the same this year :)

Oh....did your mother and you coordinate on purpose?? lol
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Post by: Jennygirl on December 25, 2013, 10:13:59 am
60?  OMG she could almost be your older sister....

Definitely telling her this one!! Haha she's going to love that!!

Wow, your change is incredibility and you look so much happier. I'm at similar start to where you were during the end of 2012. So thank you for sharing this. You're such a inspiration Jenny and Congrats on all the progress!  ;D

Thank you so much for the nice words, and I hope that you see all the progress of the world in the coming year!

Whether intentional or not, I love how everyone matches in the 2nd photo. You and your family look so beautiful and happy! I love it!

It was totally intentional per my request and they were very much excited to see the before/after match as well. The only thing I did was crop it so that it matched :D Thank you very much I will let them know!

Very beautiful Jenny!!

Looks like the only thing that has changed is that you all got more beautiful :) Its so nice to see that nothing really changes with the people who love you......it looked like a very Merry Christmas last year and it looks like the same this year :)

Oh....did your mother and you coordinate on purpose?? lol

Awww... So very nice of you to say :) Indeed it has been the best 2 Christmas visits of my life. Even though last year's was a little bit distraught with confusion, it was still eye opening and fantastic in its own way. This year, though, has been an onslaught to my happy receptors. Almost every day I've been bawling from happiness at some point. Reuniting with old friends, seeing family members for the first time as me, and still more to come. Thank you again for the nice comment.

And as to the coordination, it was actually accidental but it worked out randomly in our favor :) Thanks for noticing!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day!!! Love you all and thanks for all the lovely responses!
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Post by: Violet Bloom on December 25, 2013, 10:35:05 am
Hey, Jenny,

  I came out to my mom shortly before Christmas last year too.  While I'm not yet along to the point of taking family photos en femme, the world of difference in my happiness is the same as yours between then and now!  It's clearly measurable in your expression.
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Post by: Just Ole Me on December 25, 2013, 11:08:43 am
xmas eve night 2012 w/ my mom & step dad, shortly after starting HRT & coming out to them
(http://i.imgur.com/D0m1ppx.jpg)

xmas eve night 2013 w/ my mom & step dad :D
(http://i.imgur.com/cT3KyD0.jpg)

Without a doubt, the best year of my life so far. Merry Holidays everyone ;)

Cheers to 2014!!!!

Jenny, you look amazing. You are my new hero. I am so happy for you. You are living the dream for many of us.  Enjoy your new life. I bet you are still pinching yourself to make sure its all real.

Hugs

Kay
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Post by: Michaela J. on December 25, 2013, 03:03:59 pm
Ugh, Jenny, you evoke the sort of envy that triggers dysphoria in me :( you're so beautiful.
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Post by: kiaraja on December 25, 2013, 07:01:44 pm
xmas eve night 2012 w/ my mom & step dad, shortly after starting HRT & coming out to them
(http://i.imgur.com/D0m1ppx.jpg)

xmas eve night 2013 w/ my mom & step dad :D
(http://i.imgur.com/cT3KyD0.jpg)

Without a doubt, the best year of my life so far. Merry Holidays everyone ;)

Cheers to 2014!!!!

Yay Jenny I'm not gonna lie I have seen you in  a few pictures and you always make me jealous and I might have a little bit of a girl crush on you, you look absolutely amazing
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Post by: izzy on December 25, 2013, 07:42:04 pm
Jenny your rocking christmas, good to see a nice family portrait. Your mother and you somehow coordinated outfits.
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Post by: Jennygirl on December 26, 2013, 12:42:40 am
Hey, Jenny,

  I came out to my mom shortly before Christmas last year too.  While I'm not yet along to the point of taking family photos en femme, the world of difference in my happiness is the same as yours between then and now!  It's clearly measurable in your expression.

Cheers to the co-happiness! That's the best!

Jenny, you look amazing. You are my new hero. I am so happy for you. You are living the dream for many of us.  Enjoy your new life. I bet you are still pinching yourself to make sure its all real.

Hugs

Kay

Too sweet Kay, too sweet. Almost had to grab a Kleenex after I read this. Thank you dear :)

Strangely though, it just feels so normal. Even my parents have been saying it. Getting started with this last year I questioned whether or not my family would ever accept me at all... and now that we are through it and the acceptance is there, it's a bit like nothing is different at all.

I think I've realized something very important that I do want to share... I think a big part of why I've been so accepted is because I accepted myself early on. Every time I've been reunited with people here at home, it always just ends up feeling normal once they realize that I am still the same person (just with a different gender presentation). I can definitely say that I am not afraid to let the old me (or rather the me I've been all along) show through. I am not concerned with being "feminine enough" anymore or proving anything to anyone. Okay, so maybe I do spend a fair amount of energy trying to present especially well in these scenarios- but overall the end result is a feeling of normalcy that I had not expected.

I definitely notice it the most with my parents, who (bless their hearts) have had the hardest time with pronouns and my name this time around. My mom has been pretty good at it, but my step dad is really flubbing it up almost constantly. It does throw me off a lot, but I cannot get mad at them. I think that their mistakes are completely understandable, because it really just kind of feels like nothing has changed when just the 3 of us are together.

Ugh, Jenny, you evoke the sort of envy that triggers dysphoria in me :( you're so beautiful.

Thank you Michaela... not quite the reaction I was hoping at all to elicit from you, and I kind of want to apologize. There is no need to separate yourself from my good fortune with transitioning. After all, the blossoming of one flower is an encouraging reminder that all flowers are made to blossom in their own time. Even if it hasn't happened for you yet, there is no need to feel down on yourself about it.. and I wish you all the best in finding your way and find the experiences I share here merely as inspiration. I promise, I will do my best to share everything I have learned with you all. It is the least I can do for the amount of support and knowledge I have gained here.

Yay Jenny I'm not gonna lie I have seen you in  a few pictures and you always make me jealous and I might have a little bit of a girl crush on you, you look absolutely amazing

Thanks kiaraja :) Ooooh a crush huh?!  :o :)

Jenny your rocking christmas, good to see a nice family portrait. Your mother and you somehow coordinated outfits.

Thank you izzy! Yes that was purely accidental, but worked out rather nicely! I wish I had a pic of the whole outfit. Imagine black tights and fuzzy topped stiletto boots ;)

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I've been watching movies in my PJ's with the parentals all day. It's not going to be easy to work off all of these cookies too... Can't freaking resist my mom's peanut butter kiss cookies.. Pure evil.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shelly Lullaby on December 26, 2013, 02:26:34 am
You know, Jenny,  I'm always interested when you post, you're kind of my hero and motivation not to give up.
To be perfectly honest, Kiaraja may not be the only one crushing on you - as a matter of  fact, you are nr2 on my "Most beautiful ever" list right after my goddess. But the truth is, admiring someone for their beauty and being enchanted by them, that's a bit different. For me, personality always comes first, you know what they say, intelligence is sexy.
So, I woke up and kind of immediately read your previous post and by the end of it, I had a smile on my lips, kinda the first in a while.
Wrapping it up, I just wanted to thank you for being awesome as you are. Go get them, Tiger  :-*
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on December 26, 2013, 02:54:39 am
You know, Jenny,  I'm always interested when you post, you're kind of my hero and motivation not to give up.
To be perfectly honest, Kiaraja may not be the only one crushing on you - as a matter of  fact, you are nr2 on my "Most beautiful ever" list right after my goddess. But the truth is, admiring someone for their beauty and being enchanted by them, that's a bit different. For me, personality always comes first, you know what they say, intelligence is sexy.
So, I woke up and kind of immediately read your previous post and by the end of it, I had a smile on my lips, kinda the first in a while.
Wrapping it up, I just wanted to thank you for being awesome as you are. Go get them, Tiger  :-*

I had to bite my lip while reading this, and I teared up quite a lot when I read about your smile. Thank you so much Shelly.

I wouldn't be the person I am today without beautiful words of encouragement like yours. It is a huge, huge compliment to me that you do not find me to be shallow-minded. Thank you again, and best wishes for you to keep going at it strong in the new year. HUGS!

Sheesh. I have been soo emotional after my last round of pellets... kind of more than ever. Cheers to the amazing girl juice. It makes life so much more real. And, there are even cookies- which I love.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Lauren5 on December 26, 2013, 03:03:04 am
I totally agree with Shelly, Jenny. I'd be happy if I was a tenth as beautiful as you are.
And you're not just all body, you've got a good brain too.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: bethany on December 26, 2013, 03:59:00 am
Jennygirl you look absolutely stunning. Its so easy to see how happy you are, and how much love is shared between you and your parents.

You hit the nail on the head with this quote.
Quote
I think I've realized something very important that I do want to share... I think a big part of why I've been so accepted is because I accepted myself early on. Every time I've been reunited with people here at home, it always just ends up feeling normal once they realize that I am still the same person (just with a different gender presentation). I can definitely say that I am not afraid to let the old me (or rather the me I've been all along) show through. I am not concerned with being "feminine enough" anymore or proving anything to anyone. Okay, so maybe I do spend a fair amount of energy trying to present especially well in these scenarios- but overall the end result is a feeling of normalcy that I had not expected.

I have experienced the exact thing. If someone is being their authentic selves then they will be accepted as such. I recently came out to an old school friend whom I have not seen in twenty five or so years. And his reaction was of total acceptance. This quote is  a comment he made on my most recent photo.
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Nice pic. U go girl! I'll be down to visit. U are part of the best time in my past. Merry Xmas
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: PHXGiRL on December 26, 2013, 09:33:54 am
xmas eve night 2012 w/ my mom & step dad, shortly after starting HRT & coming out to them
(http://i.imgur.com/D0m1ppx.jpg)

xmas eve night 2013 w/ my mom & step dad :D
(http://i.imgur.com/cT3KyD0.jpg)

Without a doubt, the best year of my life so far. Merry Holidays everyone ;)

Cheers to 2014!!!!

You are so beautiful Jenny. So meant to take this journey.  beautiful! beautiful! beautiful!
Title: Re: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on December 26, 2013, 02:45:07 pm
Jennygirl you look absolutely stunning. Its so easy to see how happy you are, and how much love is shared between you and your parents.

You hit the nail on the head with this quote.
I have experienced the exact thing. If someone is being their authentic selves then they will be accepted as such. I recently came out to an old school friend whom I have not seen in twenty five or so years. And his reaction was of total acceptance. This quote is  a comment he made on my most recent photo.

Thank you Bethany. It's definitely something we hear over and over again.. Acceptance of oneself is the most important part of transition.

Sounds like a great thing for your friend to say to you. You have accepted yourself as well and a big congratulations to you :)


You are so beautiful Jenny. So meant to take this journey.  beautiful! beautiful! beautiful!

Thank you Serena. And you as well my dear were obviously meant for this journey. You were one of my main inspirations starting out. Always so beautiful and seemingly relaxed about the whole thing, you gave me a motherload of confidence that it was the right choice.. and your transformation is golden in my opinion. Thank you for sharing a bit of yourself with those of us who really needed such a thing to get going :) You are awesome, this means a lot to me coming from you!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Antonia J on December 26, 2013, 09:12:33 pm
I totally agree with Shelly, Jenny. I'd be happy if I was a tenth as beautiful as you are.
And you're not just all body, you've got a good brain too.

It's unanimous,  we all have girl crushes on Jenny.  After Abby's recent surgery we have to add her to the mix, and I've been crushing on Serena since I signed onto Susan's :)

You are all amazing for the paths you have taken and also your generosity and selflessness in sharing with the rest of us.  Thank you!
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Post by: Violet Bloom on December 26, 2013, 09:24:26 pm
It's unanimous,  we all have girl crushes on Jenny.

Lucky ducky!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kiaraja on December 26, 2013, 09:37:37 pm
It's unanimous,  we all have girl crushes on Jenny.

true story
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: GorJess on December 26, 2013, 10:15:17 pm
I wish I looked like Jenny, sounded like her...more motivation for me to work with makeup...I mean I look okay enough without it, but hey. Or do I, I don't know...my hope is I do but that's where you all come in, I need feedback.

Anyway...

Age 15: (http://imgur.com/MiUxqnI.png)

Age 17: (http://i.imgur.com/UrnBCGth.jpg)

Today (age 21, naked/pure/etc. face, 13.5 months HRT): (http://imgur.com/61GVvXK.png)

Genuinely don't care if you quote, these are making their way on a documentary anyway. :)

~Jessica
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on December 26, 2013, 10:18:14 pm
Sheesh! I'm glad I didn't sign up for okcupid! ;)

Well, it's official. I am so completely flattered that I don't even know what to say. All I know is... I'm proud to be a part of this community and I hope I get the chance to meet more people from here in person. So far the people I have actually met have been as good or better than I imagined from their online personas. And I like those odds of meeting more amazing people in real life!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Violet Bloom on December 26, 2013, 10:26:46 pm
Sheesh! I'm glad I didn't sign up for okcupid! ;)

Well, it's official. I am so completely flattered that I don't even know what to say. All I know is... I'm proud to be a part of this community and I hope I get the chance to meet more people from here in person. So far the people I have actually met have been as good or better than I imagined from their online personas. And I like those odds of meeting more amazing people in real life!

  Look out - Valentine's Day is fast approaching! ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Marieee on December 26, 2013, 10:41:39 pm
  Look out - Valentine's Day is fast approaching! ;)
Sexy and Smart means no escape! :D Looking AMAZING Jenny!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kiaraja on December 26, 2013, 10:42:29 pm
Sheesh! I'm glad I didn't sign up for okcupid! ;)

Well, it's official. I am so completely flattered that I don't even know what to say. All I know is... I'm proud to be a part of this community and I hope I get the chance to meet more people from here in person. So far the people I have actually met have been as good or better than I imagined from their online personas. And I like those odds of meeting more amazing people in real life!

i agree with you jenny, i want an older trans sister to hang out with and talk about girl things with, and do makeup and talk about shoes... i have 3 sisters but i don't think i would be accepted by them
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Violet Bloom on December 26, 2013, 10:51:05 pm
Sexy and Smart means no escape! :D Looking AMAZING Jenny!

  That's another reason I don't post personal pics around here - I'd never out-run all the hungry tigresses! ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on December 27, 2013, 02:08:20 am
  Look out - Valentine's Day is fast approaching! ;)

Oh god, don't remind me! That's my birthday, and this year is a big one!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Lauren5 on December 27, 2013, 02:34:46 am
I wish I looked like Jenny, sounded like her...more motivation for me to work with makeup...I mean I look okay enough without it, but hey. Or do I, I don't know...my hope is I do but that's where you all come in, I need feedback.

Anyway...

Age 15: (http://imgur.com/MiUxqnI.png)

Age 17: (http://i.imgur.com/UrnBCGth.jpg)

Today (age 21, naked/pure/etc. face, 13.5 months HRT): (http://imgur.com/61GVvXK.png)

Genuinely don't care if you quote, these are making their way on a documentary anyway. :)

~Jessica
Even the change between 15 and 17 are great, but between 17 and 21? WOW! You look great!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shelly Lullaby on December 27, 2013, 06:36:52 am
It's unanimous,  we all have girl crushes on Jenny.
  Look out - Valentine's Day is fast approaching! ;)

Now that you mention that, I bet it will be a riot with all of us crushing on her.  >:-)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shelly Lullaby on December 27, 2013, 06:38:27 am
I wish I looked like Jenny, sounded like her...more motivation for me to work with makeup...I mean I look okay enough without it, but hey. Or do I, I don't know...my hope is I do but that's where you all come in, I need feedback.

Anyway...

Age 15: (http://imgur.com/MiUxqnI.png)

Age 17: (http://i.imgur.com/UrnBCGth.jpg)

Today (age 21, naked/pure/etc. face, 13.5 months HRT): (http://imgur.com/61GVvXK.png)

Genuinely don't care if you quote, these are making their way on a documentary anyway. :)

~Jessica

You are an absolute cutie, girl. And, your smile is adorable as hell.  ::)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: KabitTarah on December 27, 2013, 07:52:01 am
Jess, you're beautiful! I find it hard to believe those are your before pictures!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Violet Bloom on December 27, 2013, 06:55:44 pm
Oh god, don't remind me! That's my birthday, and this year is a big one!

  Funny - I seem to have a sixth sense for significant life events.  You'll make the best of it, I'm sure.  Should we all eat a slice of cherry pie in your honor? ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: stephaniec on December 27, 2013, 07:20:36 pm
xmas eve night 2012 w/ my mom & step dad, shortly after starting HRT & coming out to them
(http://i.imgur.com/D0m1ppx.jpg)

xmas eve night 2013 w/ my mom & step dad :D
(http://i.imgur.com/cT3KyD0.jpg)

Without a doubt, the best year of my life so far. Merry Holidays everyone ;)

Cheers to 2014!!!! you can add me to the jenny club
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RedFox on December 27, 2013, 08:25:53 pm
ok.. I've been AWOL from Susans for months now.. plugging away at life and going through my changes.  Tell me what you all think.. last time I posted photos I never got a response.. so I'm hoping this time I won't get hijacked.. so Jenny.. don't post more photos right after me or I'll never hear another word!  You're too damn beautiful!

Oh.. and I'll be turning 41 this coming March.  As of Dec 28th I should be at nine months on Hormones.


So.. first is me with my kids about ten years ago
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Post by: Missadventure on December 27, 2013, 09:35:25 pm
My first post, and I just want to say that I hate all of you. :-)

Seriously, you're all gorgeous as hell. I'll be starting HRT two weeks from today, after finally deciding that I've been denying the real me for faar too long. But when I look in the mirror I don't feel so optimistic that I'll look anywhere near half as good as you lovely ladies. So, I'm jealous. There. I said it.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RedFox on December 27, 2013, 09:50:40 pm
Give it time.  I was convinced I'd need extensive FFS.... and in less than a year I'm being flirted with and chased by men and women both.  :)  Granted it's mostly lesbians that think I'm hot.. but I'm not arguing.

You're time will come.. have patience.. and take care of yourself!  It's not just hormones .. it's diet, exercise, mental state.  Basically, eat clean, exercise, meditate and smile!  :D

oh.. and moisturize!!  A nightly beauty regime is essential to good results IMO.. especially if you're older like me and have to reverse the decades of neglect.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Violet Bloom on December 27, 2013, 10:29:46 pm
Give it time.  I was convinced I'd need extensive FFS.... and in less than a year I'm being flirted with and chased by men and women both.  :)  Granted it's mostly lesbians that think I'm hot.. but I'm not arguing.

  I thought you might be drawing in the lesbians!  Some day I hope to receive such blessings.  It is my dream.  If I can pull together more free time I'd like to delve deeper into sculptural metalwork art with the aid of my welding skills.  That oughta generate some attention!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RedFox on December 27, 2013, 10:47:14 pm
Large scale metal art is my interest as well Violet.  Lately I've been involved with the practical aspect of welding on my truck and some custom bumpers I fabricated.  But I like doing found art and some crafted things.  I really want a forge too.. and a larger anvil... very relaxing to be hammering on hot steel or to watch it melt under a torch or an electrode.  :D

And yeah.. something sexy about a chick working with hot steel.  I turn myself on sometimes.  LOL.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: eloij on December 27, 2013, 11:38:43 pm
ok.. I've been AWOL from Susans for months now.. plugging away at life and going through my changes.  Tell me what you all think.. last time I posted photos I never got a response.. so I'm hoping this time I won't get hijacked.. so Jenny.. don't post more photos right after me or I'll never hear another word!  You're too damn beautiful!

Oh.. and I'll be turning 41 this coming March.  As of Dec 28th I should be at nine months on Hormones.


Arr you sure there where no aging reversal substances in your hormones? Could never guess a hottie like you where not in your late 20s. Seriously.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on December 28, 2013, 02:29:11 am
ok.. I've been AWOL from Susans for months now.. plugging away at life and going through my changes.  Tell me what you all think.. last time I posted photos I never got a response.. so I'm hoping this time I won't get hijacked.. so Jenny.. don't post more photos right after me or I'll never hear another word!  You're too damn beautiful!

Oh.. and I'll be turning 41 this coming March.  As of Dec 28th I should be at nine months on Hormones.


So.. first is me with my kids about ten years ago
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LOL.  Don't try to pass that goateed guy off as that cutie in the bottom photos!  Now the guy in the suit is a family member.  Brother, cousin, but related  ;)  And you don't look like you are in your 40s.

You are the paratrooper, right?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Missadventure on December 28, 2013, 08:21:39 am
Oh god, don't remind me! That's my birthday, and this year is a big one!

You and I share a birthday it seems! Hopefully it's been better for you than me. I've always wound up single on my birthday, and all of my friends have tended to ditch me for dates with their significant others, thus leaving me thinking "seriously? You have 364 other days to show them your love. This is my day. Way to be brainwashed by Hallmark."
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on December 28, 2013, 10:06:35 am
Give it time.  I was convinced I'd need extensive FFS.... and in less than a year I'm being flirted with and chased by men and women both.  :)  Granted it's mostly lesbians that think I'm hot.. but I'm not arguing.

You're time will come.. have patience.. and take care of yourself!  It's not just hormones .. it's diet, exercise, mental state.  Basically, eat clean, exercise, meditate and smile!  :D

oh.. and moisturize!!  A nightly beauty regime is essential to good results IMO.. especially if you're older like me and have to reverse the decades of neglect.

Absolutely right on! You're looking foxy there Red, good work girlfriend!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RedFox on December 28, 2013, 10:37:44 am
Thanks for the ego boost everyone!  Like so many people I thought the changes were happening so slowly or that I'd never look like the woman I knew I was.

Yes.. I am actually 40.  I wrestle with the wrinkles and loose skin like every other 40 year old.  I just have a heavy moisturizing regime that seems to be helping a lot.  One of my goals with FFS, other than softening the harder lines and a rhinoplasty, is to tighten up the skin around my eyes and on my neck.  But I am fairly content with where I'm at at the moment.  Apparently the women in my family age better than the men.  ;)

And yes.. I am/was the paratrooper (airborne & air assault).  I had actually returned to the active Army reserves in November.. was invited to return as a female officer.  Only lasted for a month due to orders to transfer to the inactive that had already been initiated (by me).. but I'm now fighting to return to uniform once more.  :)  Trying to set the example and pave the way for all the other trans service members.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Cassie 4 Ever!!! on December 28, 2013, 12:50:24 pm
Left is Pre-HRT & the right side is me today.

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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Dee on December 28, 2013, 03:58:24 pm
Left is Pre-HRT & the right side is me today.


Such subtle, yet dynamic, changes!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Dee on December 28, 2013, 04:00:23 pm
ok.. I've been AWOL from Susans for months now.. plugging away at life and going through my changes.  Tell me what you all think.. last time I posted photos I never got a response.. so I'm hoping this time I won't get hijacked.. so Jenny.. don't post more photos right after me or I'll never hear another word!  You're too damn beautiful!

Oh.. and I'll be turning 41 this coming March.  As of Dec 28th I should be at nine months on Hormones.


Wow, HRT has complemented your features quite nicely.  You look gorgeous!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RedFox on December 28, 2013, 04:06:23 pm
Thanks Dee!!  :D

And that last photo is in a welding jacket, hair messy, and safety glasses on my head.  What you don't see are the leather biker boots.  :p
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Dee on December 28, 2013, 05:33:05 pm
Thanks Dee!!  :D

And that last photo is in a welding jacket, hair messy, and safety glasses on my head.  What you don't see are the leather biker boots.  :p

bada$$, gurrrllll!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kiaraja on December 28, 2013, 08:41:07 pm
Thanks Dee!!  :D

And that last photo is in a welding jacket, hair messy, and safety glasses on my head.  What you don't see are the leather biker boots.  :p

the one thing i see is that dewalt grinder, bah you should get a makita, all my tools are makita
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RedFox on December 28, 2013, 10:55:04 pm
I do have some nice cordless makita tools.  But the dewalt grinder is cheap and works well.  I've no complaints.  I spend money where appropriate.. like my 220V lincoln welder that will melt 1/2" steel.  I had actually walked in with the grinder in my hand when I went to use the bathroom.. then thought it would be a good prop for the photo.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kiaraja on December 29, 2013, 12:11:59 am
bahaha i should get a pic in my lululemons and my full tool setup
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: V M on December 29, 2013, 12:30:25 am
Okay friends  :)

Please stay on topic

Maybe tools and such are best off with their own topic

Now then, getting back to the The All New 'Before & After Topic...
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on December 29, 2013, 12:34:24 am
Is this better?  :-\

Before:
(http://studioefra.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/old-hand-drill-small.jpg)

After:
(http://blog.barrytwynam.com/files/2011/07/cordless-drill.jpg)

Sorry V M! Couldn't resist. :D

Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: V M on December 29, 2013, 12:39:32 am
I'd give you spankings but I think you'd probably like it
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shelly Lullaby on December 29, 2013, 01:25:56 am
Left is Pre-HRT & the right side is me today.

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I'd go on about you being gorgeous, but...  ::) ::) ::) I got a little Wonky  >:-)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jessica Rush on December 29, 2013, 12:03:26 pm
Left is Pre-HRT & the right side is me today.

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Whoa! Hey there!! That haircut looks amazing on you.

~Jessica
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Alisha on December 29, 2013, 12:31:51 pm
Left is Pre-HRT & the right side is me today.

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God, only five months? nice hair by the way.. did you blow dry it yourself?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jill F on December 29, 2013, 01:38:53 pm
Okay friends  :)

Please stay on topic

Maybe tools and such are best off with their own topic

Now then, getting back to the The All New 'Before & After Topic...

Yes, I think that's the whole point of being a transsexual summed up nicely.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Harlow on December 29, 2013, 02:59:07 pm
i agree with you jenny, i want an older trans sister to hang out with and talk about girl things with, and do makeup and talk about shoes... i have 3 sisters but i don't think i would be accepted by them

This makes me think about how I have no trans friends, but we can be friends  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Cassie 4 Ever!!! on December 29, 2013, 05:15:08 pm
God, only five months? nice hair by the way.. did you blow dry it yourself?

Yes, only almost 6 months. :) I had to blow dry and straiten my hair as I have super curly hair. I love my hair strait and I love the length I get from the extensions.
Whoa! Hey there!! That haircut looks amazing on you.

~Jessica
Thank you Jessica. I actually decided yesterday that I am going full time, so now Im on day number two.

I'd go on about you being gorgeous, but...  ::) ::) ::) I got a little Wonky  >:-)
Shelly,.....: I would thank you but I might be a little...... well thank you. :) based on the feed back from you, other members of Susans, and other friends and Family, I saw that I could go full time with no problem.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Missadventure on December 30, 2013, 05:01:25 am
This is my "before" (my "Today", actually). I'll post an after when there is an after... Give me a few months.  ;D

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The blurry awkwardly lit in the mirror selfie makes me look better than I really do. But... Now that I see myself I think HRT, letting my hair grow out, laser to the face, and new glasses will make a world of difference. There's hope!

I could also stand to lose 15 pounds or so. But I wont cry if that doesn't happen.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Cassie 4 Ever!!! on December 30, 2013, 05:32:45 am
This is my "before" (my "Today", actually). I'll post an after when there is an after... Give me a few months.  ;D

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I remember taking the same shots pre-hrt, thinking the same way, looking at my body going how am I ever going to pull this off. You summed it up nicely. HRT, Laser, Clothes, Letting the Hair grow, i didn't have this problem but yes, new glasses will help. Losing 20 pounds made a wourld of difference. :)

I cant wait to see an After pic in a few months.... or maybe before to see how you progress.

p.s. Welcome to Susan's and Happy Holidays
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Missadventure on December 30, 2013, 09:26:48 am
i didn't have this problem but yes, new glasses will help. Losing 20 pounds made a wourld of difference. :)

I cant wait to see an After pic in a few months.... or maybe before to see how you progress.

p.s. Welcome to Susan's and Happy Holidays

Thanks!  :) Im not even sure the new glasses issue is related to how others will see me or how I'll see myself. I mean, I've been wearing the same exact style of frames for 20 years, so when I look at them I see "male me"... Although, I've told at least three times a week for the past 20 years that I look like John lennon, and the glasses are a big part of that, so maybe as I transition it'll be best to discourage that look...

I've already dropped 30 pounds this year. I wanted to drop more before starting HRT... But I figure at this point what's left will continue to burn away through exercise and HRT will put new where it needs to go.

I am happy though in that when I was chubby I had small B cup sized man boobs, which have stayed even though weight came off from elsewhere. Hoping HRT will quickly give them better shape and definition so they look "proper" rather than looking like man boobs.

More pics as soon as there are changes!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Missadventure on December 30, 2013, 09:29:39 am
I remember taking the same shots pre-hrt, thinking the same way, looking at my body going how am I ever going to pull this off.

Oh, and by the way, you're gorgeous.  ;D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Joanna Dark on December 31, 2013, 02:55:25 pm
this is me with no makeup. Okay some mascara. Do I loook female?

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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: LordKAT on December 31, 2013, 03:07:40 pm
You look purple...and ye, I would have guessed female unless clothing or other things went the other way.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: V M on December 31, 2013, 03:19:39 pm
LOL... I was gonna say she was looking a bit blue  :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Joanna Dark on December 31, 2013, 03:47:43 pm
sorry wrong thread lol and it's my camera's flash. If I don't use it it highlights every imperfection. This camera sucks. Ok I'm lying I'm actually veruca salt and recently excaped willy wonka. Oh gawd, the horror lol

but thanx...yeah I'm andro and dressed as aboy in winter I get called he. Well, actually that doesn't happen. But if I dressed uber macho I'm sure I would
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Mickie on December 31, 2013, 06:05:12 pm
I think you mean Violet Beauregard... But you are forgiven :D

I think seeing the results on this page is enough to convince anyone on the fence about transitioning to go for it. You all have had such great results!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on December 31, 2013, 06:08:16 pm
Violet!  You're turning violet, Violet!

Take her to the juicing room!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Violet Bloom on December 31, 2013, 07:12:22 pm
Violet!  You're turning violet, Violet!

Take her to the juicing room!

  Sounds like fun - How do I sign up? ;D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on December 31, 2013, 07:57:28 pm
  Sounds like fun - How do I sign up? ;D

I suspected you might deign to opine.  :P
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Carlita on January 01, 2014, 11:30:43 am
this is me with no makeup. Okay some mascara. Do I loook female?

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Not only do you look female, you look like a super-cool female from the moon Pandora!  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: svaso on January 01, 2014, 12:33:05 pm
These picture threads are fun. :D.  I feel that 'He' is gradually disappearing and that feels good.

Below is 2011

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/w95lGX2N3cJUICSChOyIdvBQxbjXV6Nk_0Pza95Yaw=w184-h292-p-no)

And today

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-SpsInIOQ6fe0Ghd0BaPWq6PMIf52eZPWbwdjyn32w=w282-h194-p-no)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Azahara on January 01, 2014, 01:05:29 pm
These picture threads are fun. :D.  I feel that 'He' is gradually disappearing and that feels good.

Below is 2011

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/w95lGX2N3cJUICSChOyIdvBQxbjXV6Nk_0Pza95Yaw=w184-h292-p-no)

And today

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-SpsInIOQ6fe0Ghd0BaPWq6PMIf52eZPWbwdjyn32w=w282-h194-p-no)

wow I never would have recognized you, totally different person!  You look great!  Congrats =) 
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Dee on January 02, 2014, 01:31:19 am
1 Year HRT

(http://imageshack.us/a/img208/6330/i1ac.jpg)

It's a new year.  Smile!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shelly Lullaby on January 02, 2014, 08:38:30 am
1 Year HRT

(http://imageshack.us/a/img208/6330/i1ac.jpg)

It's a new year.  Smile!

You're cute as hell babe, but who is the guy on the first pic? 0.o
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on January 02, 2014, 09:00:23 am
1 Year HRT

(http://imageshack.us/a/img208/6330/i1ac.jpg)

It's a new year.  Smile!

Dee,
    Oh my gosh dear, you have come such a long way from that person with the scowling looks. Happy anniversary to you pretty lady!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on January 02, 2014, 09:38:37 pm
Woowzer Dee!  Just wow.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Dee on January 03, 2014, 12:43:01 am
Thank you, Shelly, Shan, and Jamie!

Wow.  I really can't believe it's been a whole year...and how much has changed during that time.  I usually don't get sappy about benchmarks or anniversaries, but when I first found this site, and browsed through the B&A threads, I never imagined I'd be sharing my own one year post.

Everyone says it takes time, and it does.  But when you hit some of those milestones, it can get totally surreal just how recent the "before" was.  So for those who might be lurking, thinking transition is impossible, just know there's a whole world out there, waiting to accept you when you're ready!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on January 03, 2014, 12:52:46 am
These picture threads are fun. :D.  I feel that 'He' is gradually disappearing and that feels good.

Below is 2011

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/w95lGX2N3cJUICSChOyIdvBQxbjXV6Nk_0Pza95Yaw=w184-h292-p-no)(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-SpsInIOQ6fe0Ghd0BaPWq6PMIf52eZPWbwdjyn32w=w282-h194-p-no)

And today

Lots of changes in two years!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shelly Lullaby on January 03, 2014, 08:37:46 am
These picture threads are fun. :D.  I feel that 'He' is gradually disappearing and that feels good.

Below is 2011

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/w95lGX2N3cJUICSChOyIdvBQxbjXV6Nk_0Pza95Yaw=w184-h292-p-no)

And today

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-SpsInIOQ6fe0Ghd0BaPWq6PMIf52eZPWbwdjyn32w=w282-h194-p-no)

You know, you kinda look like my mom - before you feel offended, she's pretty young (I was an early pregnancy) and everyone says she's hot stuff, so it was a compliment actually.  :-*
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: svaso on January 03, 2014, 04:45:47 pm
You know, you kinda look like my mom - before you feel offended, she's pretty young (I was an early pregnancy) and everyone says she's hot stuff, so it was a compliment actually.  :-*

Thank you Shelly! I'm not offended at all.  That was a beautiful compliment!

Thank you too, Azahara & Jamie D!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Riley Skye on January 04, 2014, 02:27:37 pm
Yesterday was my one year anniversary on hormones and I decided to take this picture so we can all see the difference 365 days made. And now a horribly embarrassing before into a wonderful now!

3rd January, 2013
(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/407826_139310272892646_997035379_n.jpg)

3rd January, 2014
(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1526515_257913204365685_118536156_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on January 04, 2014, 03:41:29 pm
Riley, I think you've made great progress. I envy how much your hair has filled in. :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: amZo on January 04, 2014, 03:48:22 pm
Riley, I think you've made great progress. I envy how much your hair has filled in. :)

Awesome smile too! (before and after  ;))
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Harlow on January 04, 2014, 10:41:15 pm
1 Year HRT

(http://imageshack.us/a/img208/6330/i1ac.jpg)

It's a new year.  Smile!

Wow only 1 year!! So pretty Dee :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: abbyt89 on January 04, 2014, 10:50:04 pm
Here's the most recent before and after, figured I would update it since I had FFS :p

(http://i.imgur.com/AhQYXKp.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Lauren5 on January 04, 2014, 11:01:25 pm
Is that you now, Abby? You've recovered quite quickly!
You and my friend Celeste (who had FFS with Cardenas at about the same time) are both looking wonderful, only 2-3 weeks after surgery.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Alisha on January 05, 2014, 02:34:06 am
1 Year HRT

(http://imageshack.us/a/img208/6330/i1ac.jpg)

It's a new year.  Smile!

Holy hormones!! You look amazing..
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Carlita on January 05, 2014, 11:05:12 am
Here's the most recent before and after, figured I would update it since I had FFS :p

(http://i.imgur.com/AhQYXKp.jpg)

Wow, Abby you look great. You and the surgeon have both done a terrific job!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on January 05, 2014, 11:07:05 am
Here's the most recent before and after, figured I would update it since I had FFS :p

(http://i.imgur.com/AhQYXKp.jpg)

Just beautiful Abby!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sanjiyan on January 05, 2014, 08:35:46 pm
It has been a while since I have submitted something here.  I hope everyone enjoys these!!

8 Months Pre-HRT
(http://i.imgur.com/8XqWAu4.jpg)

18 Monthes HRT
(http://i.imgur.com/vAadezs.jpg)

26 Months HRT
(http://i.imgur.com/AOWhFoY.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on January 05, 2014, 08:51:58 pm
Here's the most recent before and after, figured I would update it since I had FFS :p

(http://i.imgur.com/AhQYXKp.jpg)

You're so pretty!  ;D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Charley Bea(EmeraldP) on January 05, 2014, 11:13:51 pm
Here's the most recent before and after, figured I would update it since I had FFS :p

(http://i.imgur.com/AhQYXKp.jpg)

Are you the other Deschanel sister? You look alot like Emily.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Lauren5 on January 05, 2014, 11:16:44 pm
Are you the other Deschanel sister? You look alot like Emily.
Yeah, I see that. Pretty cool!
Kinda funny, I'm watching a Bones marathon :P
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kiaraja on January 06, 2014, 02:11:33 am
It has been a while since I have submitted something here.  I hope everyone enjoys these!!

8 Months Pre-HRT
(http://i.imgur.com/8XqWAu4.jpg)

18 Monthes HRT
(http://i.imgur.com/vAadezs.jpg)

26 Months HRT
(http://i.imgur.com/AOWhFoY.jpg)

wow i actually said out loud "bam" when i saw your before to after, definitely a very different person, you went from geek older man, to killer hotty, just amazing results
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Carrie Liz on January 06, 2014, 02:15:51 am
Yesterday was my one year anniversary on hormones and I decided to take this picture so we can all see the difference 365 days made. And now a horribly embarrassing before into a wonderful now!

3rd January, 2013
(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/407826_139310272892646_997035379_n.jpg)

3rd January, 2014
(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1526515_257913204365685_118536156_n.jpg)

Absolutely freaking adorable, Riley! You're cute as a button now, and looking really feminine! And wow, so much hair regrowth! Congratulations!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: E-Brennan on January 07, 2014, 06:04:29 pm
Sanjiyan, that is insane!  What a stunning transformation, and what an attractive young lady you've become.  Truly amazing.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Lucrezia333 on January 10, 2014, 09:43:25 am
Wow,I must say you all look great girls, it is a tough and sometimes painful journey, but it is our only road to travel...... Huge kisses to all my sisters X
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Cassie 4 Ever!!! on January 10, 2014, 06:13:22 pm
1 Year HRT

(http://imageshack.us/a/img208/6330/i1ac.jpg)

It's a new year.  Smile!


AMAZING!!!!!! Like Alisha said, HOLY HORMONES!!!!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Cassie 4 Ever!!! on January 10, 2014, 06:15:13 pm
It has been a while since I have submitted something here.  I hope everyone enjoys these!!

8 Months Pre-HRT
(http://i.imgur.com/8XqWAu4.jpg)

18 Monthes HRT
(http://i.imgur.com/vAadezs.jpg)

26 Months HRT
(http://i.imgur.com/AOWhFoY.jpg)

Ok, after some focusing and looking, I can see that all three pictures are the same person. You look great, and in the last picture, well the lighting doesn't help you but still stunning.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ellesmira the Duck on January 12, 2014, 04:51:51 pm
(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w417/RenegadeDuck/Before-After_zps5f994ca2.png)
Hopefully the size isn't crazy. No hormones just a new hair cut, makeup and clothes. Can't wait to start this summer (If all goes well). Also, the chest is pretty much all bra >_< (For now).
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Bardoux on January 12, 2014, 05:04:25 pm
(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w417/RenegadeDuck/Before-After_zps5f994ca2.png)
Hopefully the size isn't crazy. No hormones just a new hair cut, makeup and clothes. Can't wait to start this summer (If all goes well). Also, the chest is pretty much all bra >_< (For now).

You haven't started HRT yet and that's your body shape!! blimey you have such a feminine figure already :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ellesmira the Duck on January 12, 2014, 05:48:15 pm
Thanks Bardoux ^_^ I got teased a lot growing up for being so thin (not the worst thing in the world really) but look who's laughing now =P
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sarah Rose on January 12, 2014, 07:50:09 pm
So many stunning transformations!
Congrats to everyone.... I can't wait to get started on HRT.
I hope I have similar results..
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ellesmira the Duck on January 12, 2014, 08:00:14 pm
Thanks, I know the feeling of having to wait. The more I experiment and try new things the more impatient I get about waiting for it. I hope everything goes smoothly for you Abyss. ^_^
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on January 12, 2014, 08:19:37 pm
(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w417/RenegadeDuck/Before-After_zps5f994ca2.png)
Hopefully the size isn't crazy. No hormones just a new hair cut, makeup and clothes. Can't wait to start this summer (If all goes well). Also, the chest is pretty much all bra >_< (For now).

Lol, hey cute stuff, you'll do well I can assure you!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sarah Rose on January 12, 2014, 08:27:41 pm
Indeed, that's for sure.

I wish I looked that good before HRT..... I can't wait.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ellesmira the Duck on January 12, 2014, 09:11:17 pm
Thanks, you look really nice too. I still can't find a dress that I look good in, but you seem to pull it off nicely.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ellesmira the Duck on January 12, 2014, 09:17:58 pm
It feels really nice to have a picture up in here after watching the forums for so long. Looking through so many lovely transitioned women was really inspiring and confidence building.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sarah Rose on January 12, 2014, 11:37:36 pm
It feels really nice to have a picture up in here after watching the forums for so long. Looking through so many lovely transitioned women was really inspiring and confidence building.

Same here, it really helps.. I can't wait for my HRT...
I guess I could still do a before/after of me cross dressing though....
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ellesmira the Duck on January 13, 2014, 12:43:51 pm
Yeah, so far mines just cross dressing as well, but it can still make the nice beginnings of a timeline. Also, cute forum name change Sarah. I thought about changing mine as well. ^_^
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sarah Rose on January 13, 2014, 06:14:08 pm
Yeah, so far mines just cross dressing as well, but it can still make the nice beginnings of a timeline. Also, cute forum name change Sarah. I thought about changing mine as well. ^_^

:) Thanks, it's what I plan to make my new First and Middle name
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Misato on January 13, 2014, 08:00:46 pm
2009 on the left at a train museum in Japan.
2014 at my one year anniversary party to celebrate going full time (one year potent HRT anniversary coming on the 29th) on the right.

(http://www.animetedstudios.com/images/progress.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: FalseHybridPrincess on January 13, 2014, 08:01:42 pm
2009 on the left at a train museum in Japan.
2014 at my one year anniversary party to celebrate going full time (one year potent HRT anniversary coming on the 29th) on the right.

(http://www.animetedstudios.com/images/progress.jpg)

jesus, amazing transformation!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on January 13, 2014, 08:03:33 pm
素晴らしい変換、美里!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Misato on January 13, 2014, 08:04:51 pm
Oops, 2008 was the before pic.
jesus, amazing transformation!

Jesus? Where!?!

素晴らしい変換、美里!

Been to Japan but don't speak or read Japanese.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on January 13, 2014, 08:07:11 pm
Been to Japan but don't speak or read Japanese.

That's probably a good thing. I'm not sure whether what I said best translates as "inspiring transformation" or "terrifying transformation".

For the record, I meant the former :P
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: izzy on January 13, 2014, 08:54:27 pm
misato you make me very jealous.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sarah Rose on January 13, 2014, 09:05:32 pm
misato you make me very jealous.

Most everyone here makes me jealous, I'm preHRT though...
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on January 13, 2014, 09:07:35 pm
Most everyone here makes me jealous, I'm preHRT though...

Based on your avatar pic, I think you'll do great! You're very cute already.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Misato on January 13, 2014, 09:11:28 pm
Based on your avatar pic, I think you'll do great! You're very cute already.

I second that sentiment! :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sarah Rose on January 13, 2014, 09:13:58 pm
 :icon_tears: Thanks so much everyone!
That really really means a lot to me.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on January 13, 2014, 09:24:28 pm
2009 on the left at a train museum in Japan.
2014 at my one year anniversary party to celebrate going full time (one year potent HRT anniversary coming on the 29th) on the right.

(http://www.animetedstudios.com/images/progress.jpg)

Wow-wee ka-zow-wee  :o

What a change!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ellesmira the Duck on January 13, 2014, 09:29:47 pm
2009 on the left at a train museum in Japan.
2014 at my one year anniversary party to celebrate going full time (one year potent HRT anniversary coming on the 29th) on the right.

(http://www.animetedstudios.com/images/progress.jpg)
Wow! You look great in that dress. It's really pretty too. Wonderful before and after pictures.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Marieee on January 13, 2014, 09:54:46 pm
2009 on the left at a train museum in Japan.
2014 at my one year anniversary party to celebrate going full time (one year potent HRT anniversary coming on the 29th) on the right.

(http://www.animetedstudios.com/images/progress.jpg)

WOW! amazing and I love the dress!!!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: randomdude5 on January 13, 2014, 11:11:02 pm
2009 on the left at a train museum in Japan.
2014 at my one year anniversary party to celebrate going full time (one year potent HRT anniversary coming on the 29th) on the right.

(http://www.animetedstudios.com/images/progress.jpg)

OH MY GOD! In the picture on the right you look EXACTLY like my aunt.

Freaky.
:P
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Misato on January 13, 2014, 11:30:08 pm
Wow-wee ka-zow-wee  :o

What a change!

I'm rather stunned by it myself. :)

Wow! You look great in that dress. It's really pretty too. Wonderful before and after pictures.

Thanks! I was worried about the big print but it worked!

WOW! amazing and I love the dress!!!

Thanks. Very comfortable dress too. Thinking of getting some professional pics taken of me in it. Family is asking for updated photos.

OH MY GOD! In the picture on the right you look EXACTLY like my aunt.

Freaky.
:P

I got a bunch of, "You look like your mom" at the party. Looking like your aunt, that's a new one.

I've had a great team to help me through my first year. My therapist helping me grow my confidence. The women who style my hair, wax my brows, teach me skin care and makeup tips, zap off my beard all making me feel beautiful. Support from ya'll here. My SO and my friends for staying with me or coming into my life. And then the Captain of my team, my Mom. She demonstrated how wonderful and loving life could be, giving me an example to emulate when I became free to realize, "Hey, she's on to something."
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Carlita on January 14, 2014, 10:02:33 am
2009 on the left at a train museum in Japan.
2014 at my one year anniversary party to celebrate going full time (one year potent HRT anniversary coming on the 29th) on the right.

(http://www.animetedstudios.com/images/progress.jpg)

OK, so quite apart from the fact that you look pretty, and happy and, yes, that dress is adorable on you, can I just say that I would kill for arms and shoulders that are as slim and feminine as yours. You lucky girl! :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: stephaniec on January 14, 2014, 10:09:04 am
2009 on the left at a train museum in Japan.
2014 at my one year anniversary party to celebrate going full time (one year potent HRT anniversary coming on the 29th) on the right.

(http://www.animetedstudios.com/images/progress.jpg)
great
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Misato on January 14, 2014, 05:42:13 pm
Misato, great and truly impressive changes! And Your arms have slimmed down so nicely :) And to keep rolling the balls - You remind me of my groupmate in uni - she was very intelligent and stunning lady :)

OK, so quite apart from the fact that you look pretty, and happy and, yes, that dress is adorable on you, can I just say that I would kill for arms and shoulders that are as slim and feminine as yours. You lucky girl! :)

Thank you, the angle I'm at helps the shoulders. Straight on, they are wider than I'd like but I've accepted em'.

great

:)

Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: V M on January 17, 2014, 08:07:08 pm
Hi friends  :)

Let's try to stay on topic here

Meanwhile visit the Hey!!! Who Likes Trains? (https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,157943.0.html) topic
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Harlow on January 19, 2014, 04:02:03 pm
Hi friends  :)

Let's try to stay on topic here

Meanwhile visit the Hey!!! Who Likes Trains? (https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,157943.0.html) topic

Wow I missed this who knew so many would be into trains XD

Misato quite a stunning transformation btw :)
Title: Re: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Calder Smith on January 19, 2014, 07:38:22 pm
2009 on the left at a train museum in Japan.
2014 at my one year anniversary party to celebrate going full time (one year potent HRT anniversary coming on the 29th) on the right.

(http://www.animetedstudios.com/images/progress.jpg)

You look amazing! What a change. :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: SamiT on January 20, 2014, 03:30:01 am
http://s1227.photobucket.com/user/Samantha0U812/media/CIMG2163.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2 (http://s1227.photobucket.com/user/Samantha0U812/media/CIMG2163.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2)
This is me just before starting HRT.

http://s1227.photobucket.com/user/Samantha0U812/media/Now.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0 (http://s1227.photobucket.com/user/Samantha0U812/media/Now.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0)
28 Months HRT.. FFS 6+ months ago.. Have some other milestones to go..

Please don't reply and include images.. Thanks..
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on January 20, 2014, 10:32:25 am


Pretty amazing!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: samantha.mich on January 20, 2014, 12:29:05 pm
SamiT can I ask who did your ffs? You look great! Thanks Samantha
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: SamiT on January 20, 2014, 04:06:04 pm
Samantha,

FFS was done by Dr Rumor. Brow Contour, Lip Lift, Rhino, Scalp Advance, trech shave, fat injections, and 1500 Hair graphs.  The thing I am the most impressed with so far is the Hair graphts.. I had some serious widows peaks. New hair still growing but its looking very good.

I have VFS scheduled for August and looking forward to that as my voice just gives me away.. Always have had a deep chesty tenor voice, practice and coaching got me up some but just so very hard to maintain..
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: SamiT on January 20, 2014, 04:14:28 pm
Thanks Shan.. :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Teela Renee on January 20, 2014, 05:54:35 pm
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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on January 20, 2014, 05:57:13 pm
Teela, you're transformation is radical. Wow.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Teela Renee on January 20, 2014, 06:00:36 pm
Teela, you're transformation is radical. Wow.

aww, Thank you.

its sideways I think, but here is how my frame femmed out, this is from 3 months ago I wanna say? [Image Removed]

The pics I posted a moment ago was  Day 1 on HRT, and the after was christmas day.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sarah Rose on January 20, 2014, 06:03:55 pm
wow looking amazing Teela
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Misato on January 20, 2014, 06:37:27 pm
Looking good Teela.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: samantha.mich on January 20, 2014, 09:50:24 pm
SamiT, thanks for sharing. I've had a consult with Dr. Zukowski and am planning to speak to Dr. Toby Mayer as well. May I ask what made you choose Dr. Rumor as I don't think I've heard much about this doctor. You look amazing and very natural. :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: SamiT on January 20, 2014, 11:38:19 pm
Samantha,

 To be real honest it was a peer recommendation. Dr R has a big heart, I love her vision for our community. I knew I didn't need anything super aggressive. An hence I stayed away from the heavy hitters. I like Dr Z's work, he has done a fantastic job creating a look, it just wasn't for me. I think so much of transition is discovery of what makes us comfortable in our own skin. I'm a very unique individual and hence I wanted something that suited me. It has also lead me to some fantastic people that have been very important in my path forward. Dr R had trained under Dr Leis for a time and has some very solid skills in his own portfolio. Any more there are so many good surgeons. I urge you to look outside a little bit. Some people need that comfort factor of a surgeon that has a large practice and high profile. There are also some VERY talented professionals out there that just stay low key. I would urge you to go to one of the trans events as many of these practices are there.

Sami
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Arcee on January 21, 2014, 12:57:30 am
Can I just say how in awe I am of all of you here? I've been a lurker in this thread for quite a while since my friend Kate (she's "Just Kate" here) linked me to her before/after. I've only recently made the decision to be more proactive about my presentation (years and years of self-denial and suppression), and I'm still aiming more for genderqueer/androgynous than female (trying to keep a wife that doesn't want to be seen as a lesbian :(), but I'll still post before/after pics as soon as I can figure out how. (I think maybe my account isn't fully registered yet?)


Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on January 21, 2014, 02:59:10 am
Well it had been about a year since I'd worn my glasses.. stopped shortly after I began HRT. I think I will be wearing these more often again :)

Same couch, same glasses, same Jenny on the inside! 1yr later
(http://i.imgur.com/0LJFpBQ.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Teela Renee on January 21, 2014, 06:00:59 am
glasses are definatly a winner
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Misato on January 21, 2014, 07:03:24 am
Well it had been about a year since I'd worn my glasses.. stopped shortly after I began HRT. I think I will be wearing these more often again :)

Same couch, same glasses, same Jenny on the inside! 1yr later
(http://i.imgur.com/0LJFpBQ.jpg)

Looking great girl! And reminding me I need to get new frames. :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on January 21, 2014, 09:04:19 am
Well it had been about a year since I'd worn my glasses.. stopped shortly after I began HRT. I think I will be wearing these more often again :)

Same couch, same glasses, same Jenny on the inside! 1yr later
(http://i.imgur.com/0LJFpBQ.jpg)

What a marvelous transition, who would possibly even guess? You look good in your glasses Jenny!
"Guys go for dames with good looking frames!"  ;D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: samantha.mich on January 21, 2014, 10:24:54 am
Sami, thanks so much for answering my questions! I guess I never realized that there are many more options out there for FFS then a select few....Thanks again!
Samantha
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jill F on January 21, 2014, 10:33:13 am
Well it had been about a year since I'd worn my glasses.. stopped shortly after I began HRT. I think I will be wearing these more often again :)

Same couch, same glasses, same Jenny on the inside! 1yr later
(http://i.imgur.com/0LJFpBQ.jpg)

Bravo!  You are such a fast healer, Jenny.  I love how Jennifer Finney Boylan put it- "Same monkeys, different barrel."

Anyway, today is my first estroversary.  My before/after should basically be evident in the avatar.  I'll update the pic after I get my face tweaked in March and drop a few more pounds.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on January 21, 2014, 11:07:13 am
Thanks girls, and congrats Jill!

I probably won't wear the glasses unless I'm at work or doing detailed design stuff on the computer... I went a year without them, so I don't really need them.. but seeing perfectly clear is indeed nice :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on January 21, 2014, 04:58:03 pm
Can I just say how in awe I am of all of you here? I've been a lurker in this thread for quite a while since my friend Kate (she's "Just Kate" here) linked me to her before/after. I've only recently made the decision to be more proactive about my presentation (years and years of self-denial and suppression), and I'm still aiming more for genderqueer/androgynous than female (trying to keep a wife that doesn't want to be seen as a lesbian :(), but I'll still post before/after pics as soon as I can figure out how. (I think maybe my account isn't fully registered yet?)

Welcome, Arcee.  A number of aspects of the site will open to you after you have 15 posts.  That's just a security measure to protect the members from bots, spiders, and trolls.

You can always post images though.  Just open Jenny's post below yours, with the "quote" button, and look at her formatting.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Arcee on January 21, 2014, 06:21:43 pm
Welcome, Arcee.  A number of aspects of the site will open to you after you have 15 posts.  That's just a security measure to protect the members from bots, spiders, and trolls.

You can always post images though.  Just open Jenny's post below yours, with the "quote" button, and look at her formatting.

Ah HA! That makes sense. Funny, I used to admin a forum a few years ago, you'd think I'd have realized this. Thanks for gently pointing me in the right direction.

So, here's me in 2005, full denial mode (shaved head, goatee and all):
(http://www.buyog.com/images/aug2005.jpg)

And here I am last week, still boymode, but pushed quite a bit in the other direction. Not an "after" picture, by any means, but more like the first signpost on the way:
(http://www.buyog.com/images/jan2014.jpg)

I hate how visible my beard shadow still looks in this pic, even though it's only like 5 minutes after shaving. Makeup is still a bit of a mystery to me.  ::)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on January 21, 2014, 06:28:11 pm
Ah HA! That makes sense. Funny, I used to admin a forum a few years ago, you'd think I'd have realized this. Thanks for gently pointing me in the right direction.

So, here's me in 2005, full denial mode (shaved head, goatee and all):
(http://www.buyog.com/images/aug2005.jpg)

And here I am last week, still boymode, but pushed quite a bit in the other direction:
(http://www.buyog.com/images/jan2014.jpg)

I hate how visible my beard shadow still looks in this pic, even though it's only like 5 minutes after shaving. Makeup is still a bit of a mystery to me.  ::)

Hey there Arcee!
           That heavy dark beard reminds me of about how Jennygirl, that stunning beauty in the photos just above you looked just a little over a year ago. So it's not big thing my friend, it's all destined to go. You have a nice face and a winning smile.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Arcee on January 21, 2014, 06:40:18 pm
Hey there Arcee!
           That heavy dark beard reminds me of about how Jennygirl, that stunning beauty in the photos just above you looked just a little over a year ago. So it's not big thing my friend, it's all destined to go. You have a nice face and a winning smile.

Thanks, Shantel, that's very sweet of you to say, even if I have a hard time believing it.  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on January 21, 2014, 07:09:07 pm
Thanks, Shantel, that's very sweet of you to say, even if I have a hard time believing it.  :embarrassed:

Believe it, 9000 members here can't all be wrong.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Hayley on January 21, 2014, 07:29:14 pm
So, here's me in 2005, full denial mode (shaved head, goatee and all):
(http://www.buyog.com/images/aug2005.jpg)

And here I am last week, still boymode, but pushed quite a bit in the other direction. Not an "after" picture, by any means, but more like the first signpost on the way:
(http://www.buyog.com/images/jan2014.jpg)

I hate how visible my beard shadow still looks in this pic, even though it's only like 5 minutes after shaving. Makeup is still a bit of a mystery to me.  ::)

I have to say your beard shadow doesn't look bad at all. Yes it's there but it won't be forever. You're first sign post is lovely and you look quite happy in that photo. Also from personal experience, I had super thick, fast growing facial hair. 5 o'clock shadow almost an hour after shaving. Hair removal (laser for me) has worked wonders.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on January 21, 2014, 08:17:45 pm
Shantel is right on all accounts. I could grow a beard in 4 days a little over a year ago.

My one suggestion, start getting that taken care of ASAP! I'm still not all the way done.

Welcome to the forums and thanks for posting your own pics. I agree with Shantel too, you've got a great smile and what looks to be a solid starting point :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on January 21, 2014, 08:23:53 pm

And here I am last week, still boymode, but pushed quite a bit in the other direction. Not an "after" picture, by any means, but more like the first signpost on the way:
(http://www.buyog.com/images/jan2014.jpg)

I hate how visible my beard shadow still looks in this pic, even though it's only like 5 minutes after shaving. Makeup is still a bit of a mystery to me.  ::)

Boy mode?  Barely.  LOL

Yeah, for those with dark facial hair, laser might be a good place to start.  We have a hair removal board in the Beauty section.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Missy~rmdlm on January 21, 2014, 08:48:52 pm
Ah HA! That makes sense. Funny, I used to admin a forum a few years ago, you'd think I'd have realized this. Thanks for gently pointing me in the right direction.

So, here's me in 2005, full denial mode (shaved head, goatee and all):
(http://www.buyog.com/images/aug2005.jpg)

And here I am last week, still boymode, but pushed quite a bit in the other direction. Not an "after" picture, by any means, but more like the first signpost on the way:
(http://www.buyog.com/images/jan2014.jpg)

I hate how visible my beard shadow still looks in this pic, even though it's only like 5 minutes after shaving. Makeup is still a bit of a mystery to me.  ::)

A visit to sephora for having a consultation will give you an adult level crash course intro as well as learning what colors and products to be messing with (plan on spending a bit.) My first trip to Sephora on May 4 last year was the first time in my adult life my shadow actually was covered to invisible, amazing stuff, and educational too.

edit added: I concur on hair removal, I hammered my beard with 9 laser sessions and now at 30 hours electrolysis. I will post a before and after photo set [of 72 hours growth] right on this thread just before my SRS in April. It's already amazing.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Felicity on January 21, 2014, 09:25:45 pm
Hi everyone!

All of the before/after transformations I've seen thus far have been awe-inspiring. I do hope to one day build the courage to move forward in transitioning. My biggest problem is being my own worst critic. Here is my Instagram link of a few pictures pre-HRT, www.instagram.com/felicity_skye. Let me know your thoughts.  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Arcee on January 22, 2014, 03:01:11 am
Aw, thanks for the encouragement, everyone! I needed it tonight, it's been a very stressful day.

Felicity: you're beautiful! If that's pre-HRT, you're going to be a knockout!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on January 22, 2014, 09:06:10 am
Hi everyone!

All of the before/after transformations I've seen thus far have been awe-inspiring. I do hope to one day build the courage to move forward in transitioning. My biggest problem is being my own worst critic. Here is my Instagram link of a few pictures pre-HRT, www.instagram.com/felicity_skye. Let me know your thoughts.  :)

Honey, we are all our own worst critics here, you don't have the corner on that issue, but my oh my you are so pretty to begin with, what's to criticize?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Felicity on January 22, 2014, 09:08:14 am
Aw, thanks for the encouragement, everyone! I needed it tonight, it's been a very stressful day.

Felicity: you're beautiful! If that's pre-HRT, you're going to be a knockout!

Acree: Thank you, very sweet! I think you are going to be quite the bombshell yourself. Amazing how HRT has changed the features of everyone so far, so only imagine your beauty! I was a little hesitant in posting a link of my pictures at first; I haven't ran across many women of color like myself and was a little nervous. Not to say anything negative of the forum, but again me being my own worst critic.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on January 22, 2014, 09:11:29 am
Acree: Thank you, very sweet! I think you are going to be quite the bombshell yourself. Amazing how HRT has changed the features of everyone so far, so only imagine your beauty! I was a little hesitant in posting a link of my pictures at first; I haven't ran across many women of color like myself and was a little nervous. Not to say anything negative of the forum, but again me being my own worst critic.

Don't think you are alone here hon, we have plenty of ladies of color as members here. Anyway, we all aspire to color blindness for the most part we are all Susan's big extended family.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Felicity on January 22, 2014, 09:13:29 am
Honey, we are all our own worst critics here, you don't have the corner on that issue, but my oh my you are so pretty to begin with, what's to criticize?

Shantel: Thank you for such kind words! I agree, we all are and I'm working on it.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: stephaniec on January 22, 2014, 09:55:20 am
Hi everyone!

All of the before/after transformations I've seen thus far have been awe-inspiring. I do hope to one day build the courage to move forward in transitioning. My biggest problem is being my own worst critic. Here is my Instagram link of a few pictures pre-HRT, www.instagram.com/felicity_skye. Let me know your thoughts.  :)
you look very attractive
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Arcee on January 22, 2014, 10:21:35 am
Acree: Thank you, very sweet! I think you are going to be quite the bombshell yourself. Amazing how HRT has changed the features of everyone so far, so only imagine your beauty! I was a little hesitant in posting a link of my pictures at first; I haven't ran across many women of color like myself and was a little nervous. Not to say anything negative of the forum, but again me being my own worst critic.

I'm glad you did post your pics. A good, healthy community should embrace and celebrate diversity of every kind, and I'm glad Susan's does. :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Hayley on January 22, 2014, 11:11:56 am
Ok well I don't really present in public but I've noticed a change to just my "boymode" that I use at work. So I figured a little before and after of how I looked before to now (5 months hrt). I apologize for the quality of the photos and the super bright red hoodie. It's eye burning red.

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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Arcee on January 22, 2014, 12:03:39 pm
Ok well I don't really present in public but I I've noticed a change to just my "boymode" that I use at work. So I figured a little before and after of how I liked before to now (5 months hrt). I apologize for the quality of the photos and the super bright red hoodie. It's eye burning red.

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Wow, what a difference 5 months can make! If I saw you on the street looking like that, my brain wouldn't say "boy".
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on January 22, 2014, 12:20:10 pm
Hayley,
      What a doll you are, you clean up well! Between you and Jenny being forthcoming you give Arcee some real confidence in what is possible. Good going ladies, encouragement is what a support site is all about!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Hayley on January 22, 2014, 01:08:58 pm
Wow, what a difference 5 months can make! If I saw you on the street looking like that, my brain wouldn't say "boy".
Hayley,
      What a doll you are, you clean up well! Between you and Jenny being forthcoming you give Arcee some real confidence in what is possible. Good going ladies, encouragement is what a support site is all about!

Thank you Arcee and Shantel. I should say that the old before pic is slightly older then 5 months but my old hatred of photos kept them to a minimum.  My boy mode doesn't work as well with new/random people. The ones who've known me don't question it. Also I lost a bit of weight. Was up near the mid-high 150s and I am down under 125 now. I agree that Jenny is quite an inspiration, she is a stunning lady.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Bardoux on January 22, 2014, 03:02:15 pm
The bottom pic is boy mode? Those eyebrows look gorgeous but don't exactly scream man :P

You look wonderful Hayley :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Felicity on January 22, 2014, 05:07:22 pm
Ok well I don't really present in public but I've noticed a change to just my "boymode" that I use at work. So I figured a little before and after of how I looked before to now (5 months hrt). I apologize for the quality of the photos and the super bright red hoodie. It's eye burning red.

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Hayley:  You are indeed a prime example of how amazing transitioning can be.  Your results thus far are so inspirational and quick turn around only at 5 months HRT.  I can only imagine at your 1yr and 2yr mark how fulfilled you will be.  I am amazed at all the mtf and ftm transitions on this forum.  Congratulations, beautiful!   :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: stephaniec on January 22, 2014, 05:20:26 pm
Ok well I don't really present in public but I've noticed a change to just my "boymode" that I use at work. So I figured a little before and after of how I looked before to now (5 months hrt). I apologize for the quality of the photos and the super bright red hoodie. It's eye burning red.

[Link Removed]yea, E's doing quite well. If you don't mind , how long ago was your avatar picture taken.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Hayley on January 22, 2014, 05:44:35 pm
yea, E's doing quite well. If you don't mind , how long ago was your avatar picture taken.

2 1/2 months I believe. Which at the time I was only on E. Could've been closer to 3 but I didn't date it.

Thank you for the wonderful compliment Felicity it brought a huge smile to my face. I am truly in awe when I see others before and afters so many stunning individuals.

The bottom pic is boy mode? Those eyebrows look gorgeous but don't exactly scream man :P

Yes that is my boy mode. And thank you for the compliment. Took me waaaaaay to long to pluck my eyebrows so I'm glad someone thinks they look good.
 
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: muffinpants on January 22, 2014, 08:24:50 pm
Absolutely adorable, Hayley! What a shocking change in such a short time. I would definitely not see you as a guy in the second pic.. when do you plan on going ft? And yes, awesome brows :P

Arcee- I think you are adorable, what a great start, I can't wait to see how hrt treats you! :)

Felicity- you look fabulous already! hrt will just be the icing on the cake!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Arcee on January 22, 2014, 10:36:19 pm
Arcee- I think you are adorable, what a great start, I can't wait to see how hrt treats you! :)
Aw, you're sweet, thank you for boosting my self esteem. I feel like I still have a loooooong way to go.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: JustEmily on January 22, 2014, 10:44:16 pm
The thing that absolutely blows my mind is the difference in face shape E makes.  I am in complete awe of some of the changes evident in these photos.  Very encouraging.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Carlita on January 23, 2014, 05:01:11 am
Ok well I don't really present in public but I've noticed a change to just my "boymode" that I use at work. So I figured a little before and after of how I looked before to now (5 months hrt). I apologize for the quality of the photos and the super bright red hoodie. It's eye burning red.

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Not to repeat everyone else's comments, but ... I think the change is that your 'boy mode' isn't a boy!

OK, so I repeated ... but really, if that's boy mode, just how fabulously girly are you in girl mode?!  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: SamiT on January 23, 2014, 07:42:00 am
Figured Id give this another try with a little older pic. Better shock factor.. Lots of girls here are just WAY to fabulous.. 

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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Mary81 on January 23, 2014, 10:09:28 am
So, I know it is a little early to post in this thread as I am only, nearly, 4 months on HRT. However, since I'm now full-time I thought I might as well most a little before and after picture. This is me a few days before starting hormones and 15 weeks after.
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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on January 23, 2014, 10:50:11 am
So, I know it is a little early to post in this thread as I am only, nearly, 4 months on HRT. However, since I'm now full-time I thought I might as well most a little before and after picture. This is me a few days before starting hormones and 15 weeks after.
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Wow Mary what a doll you are and such a huge swap for such a short time, it's definitely working for you dear!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Hayley on January 23, 2014, 11:52:18 am
So, I know it is a little early to post in this thread as I am only, nearly, 4 months on HRT. However, since I'm now full-time I thought I might as well most a little before and after picture. This is me a few days before starting hormones and 15 weeks after.
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Well looking that lovely I would say that 4 months is not to soon for a before and after. Congrats going full time. I'm sure it is wonderfully exciting for you.

Sami that is quite a change using the older photo had the effect you were going for. I think you might want to have your brows cleaned up a bit. Other than that I'm seeing nice lady all the way.

Muffin, I don't know when my shift over to full time will happen. My social issues make it hard for me. Slowly woking on that issue though and hopefully I before the end of February. Still have to finish coming out to family.

Carlita my boymode and girl mode are very close at this point just less unisex clothes and makeup, which I am still learning and slowly getting the hang of.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: E-Brennan on January 23, 2014, 03:40:45 pm
Figured Id give this another try with a little older pic. Better shock factor.. Lots of girls here are just WAY to fabulous...

SamiT, that's a very impressive change, especially from the starting point which is pretty much all man.  Your current picture looks nothing short of 100% cute girl.  You're extremely lucky, not just in terms of end result, but in terms of the magnitude of the changes.  I'd kill for even half of those results.

Thanks for sharing - seeing photos like this really does inspire me to keep working!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: muffinpants on January 23, 2014, 08:21:56 pm
Sami- I'm gonna agree with the rest, wow!! what a change! you are quite the beautiful woman now <3 you have gorgeous lips and such sweet eyes! love the hair, too. Fabulous all around!!!

Mary- that is amazing for just 4 months! looking so girly and beautiful!! I don't see a spec of 'maleness' in you anywhere.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: SamiT on January 23, 2014, 09:20:31 pm
Thank you Ladies... As with most I don't see it.. Its always difficult to move past that reflection that has stared at you for far so many years..

After looking at the photo the other night I did a major clean up on the eye brows.. Much more lady like. I still have to operate in the day-time in guy mode and I work in the oil field so sometimes it gets a little hard to get wound up to look more lady like. Unfortunately as with most mid life transitions responsibility to family comes before transition.. I'm working to correct that as at this point it comes at a high emotional cost.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Mary81 on January 24, 2014, 05:41:48 am
Thanks girls. Like SamiT said, it is difficult to see past the man in the mirror and I sometimes fear I may have gone full-time a little too soon. SamiT, I am really impressed, by the way, with your before and after picture. All I can saw is wow. 
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Ellesmira the Duck on January 24, 2014, 11:52:57 am
So, I know it is a little early to post in this thread as I am only, nearly, 4 months on HRT. However, since I'm now full-time I thought I might as well most a little before and after picture. This is me a few days before starting hormones and 15 weeks after.
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You look very lovely and it's never too early! I did a basic before and after (though it is mostly a guy mode verses girl mode) Its always nice to see how far you've come.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Arcee on January 24, 2014, 12:40:20 pm
Sami & Mary -- you two are both lovely and inspirational! Like JustEmily said, what a difference E makes! And Mary -- no way are you f/t too soon. :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: LizMarie on January 26, 2014, 01:12:31 pm
As always, so many amazing transformations here!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on January 26, 2014, 02:24:02 pm
Nice new avatar, Em.  The girl juice agrees with you!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jamie D on January 26, 2014, 11:46:12 pm
Nice newest avatar!!  ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: V M on January 27, 2014, 12:46:20 am
I liked the avatar with the hairdo better, thought it was a really nice pic.  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: V M on January 27, 2014, 02:48:18 am
Thanks :) - that was cute of You :). But that pic had too much of MtF vibe in it and as such was not suitable anymore ;).

Naw, you just looked like a cute gal in that one
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Lauren5 on January 27, 2014, 07:45:12 am
Last pic in guy mode before HRT, on the way to the shower this morning. The hair comes from wearing a wig all day.
(http://i.imgur.com/inEDt7V.jpg)
Wearing the same shirt, two weeks ago, on a wednesday. That seems to be my beauty day.
(http://i.imgur.com/QonOUwI.jpg)
I realise that this is more of an after and before :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: eloij on January 27, 2014, 08:16:54 pm
Decided to jump on the trans* bandwagon and post my timeline...
I present to you "The timeline of a northern swedish "boy" transforming into some kind of woman."
As I made this I see that my femininity has gone in waves and waves. In some ways I think I looked more fem in the beginning of my hormone treatment than now. But that was probably because my fear of not passing to my now more I don't give a *%explicit word"# about what other think...
Click for bigger image and ehm Enjoy?...


(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab276/emalanom/transformed_zps9669cbe4.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: V M on January 27, 2014, 08:33:33 pm
You've come along really well eloij  :)  You look great
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: eloij on January 27, 2014, 08:38:02 pm
You've come along really well eloij  :)  You look great

Thanks.
I was hoping for more change to the face by now. But it's only 9 months or so on E and half of it was on a low dose. At least the rest of the body is doing it's thing...
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: V M on January 27, 2014, 08:58:55 pm
Thanks.
I was hoping for more change to the face by now. But it's only 9 months or so on E and half of it was on a low dose. At least the rest of the body is doing it's thing...

You shouldn't be so self critical  :)  Your face has feminized rather nicely

Time to get yourself over to the 'Fabulous' (https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,155728.msg1346311.html#msg1346311) topic
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: eloij on January 28, 2014, 05:23:07 am
I guess there must have been a great change maybe, coming to think about it.
A old acquaintance of me works in a clothes store and at check out yesterday she didn't seem to know who I was at all. Last time I saw her was around when the first pic was taken. So yeah...
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: eloij on January 28, 2014, 08:43:06 am
That was quite reassuring, wasn't it? :)

And if You ever decide to come across the Baltics and to visit Riga, dont forget to send me a notice :)

Quite :)

LOL Don't know why but I always thougt you where brittish...
Riga . That makes us "Cultural twins/sisters" or something. Thinking about my city and yours are the cultural capital this year... So I may actually be there some time this year, haven't decided yet...
Title: Re: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Calder Smith on January 28, 2014, 08:44:56 am
Last pic in guy mode before HRT, on the way to the shower this morning. The hair comes from wearing a wig all day.
(http://i.imgur.com/inEDt7V.jpg)
Wearing the same shirt, two weeks ago, on a wednesday. That seems to be my beauty day.
(http://i.imgur.com/QonOUwI.jpg)
I realise that this is more of an after and before :D

You look really cute. :) I like your FC Barcelona shirt. ;)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: stephaniec on January 28, 2014, 10:45:15 am
Decided to jump on the trans* bandwagon and post my timeline...
I present to you "The timeline of a northern swedish "boy" transforming into some kind of woman."
As I made this I see that my femininity has gone in waves and waves. In some ways I think I looked more fem in the beginning of my hormone treatment than now. But that was probably because my fear of not passing to my now more I don't give a *%explicit word"# about what other think...
Click for bigger image and ehm Enjoy?...


(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab276/emalanom/transformed_zps9669cbe4.jpg~original)
very nice
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sona~TS on January 28, 2014, 04:32:15 pm
Here one of me... lol I looked like a sasquatch lol

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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Charley Bea(EmeraldP) on January 28, 2014, 04:42:33 pm
Here one of me... lol I looked like a sasquatch lol

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Is that really you in both pics? Were you a pro-wrestler? I ask because you look like one in the before pic and if so are you still?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sona~TS on January 28, 2014, 04:44:26 pm
lol no, ur silly. I was a Marine.. and yes of course it's me in both
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Charley Bea(EmeraldP) on January 28, 2014, 04:51:12 pm
Wow....simply wow.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sona~TS on January 28, 2014, 04:59:41 pm
That pic of me with the beard was from 2012. I started HRT Jan 13, so it's being a little while and plus I lost like 75 lbs lol and did LOTS of laser.
Here are some random pics of me... before and after to kinda put it into perspective...

Me as a guy holding the woman
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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Charley Bea(EmeraldP) on January 28, 2014, 05:02:58 pm
How in heck did you lose all that muscle?

Also you look pretty in the recent pic.
Title: Re: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Calder Smith on January 28, 2014, 05:11:37 pm
That pic of me with the beard was from 2012. I started HRT Jan 13, so it's being a little while and plus I lost like 75 lbs lol and did LOTS of laser.
Here are some random pics of me... before and after to kinda put it into perspective...

Me as a guy holding the woman
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Wow! Absolutely fantastic change.

You look really pretty in the recent picture, and as a transguy I'd love to get as jacked as you were in the before pics! :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sona~TS on January 28, 2014, 05:14:35 pm
Here's me Now and ur free to check out my album here http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/Sona_Avedian/library/

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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on January 28, 2014, 05:16:53 pm
This pic was taken last weekend....

Insane change. Congrats :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sona~TS on January 28, 2014, 05:25:57 pm
haha, I was so insecure as a guy, everything was a competition lol. I had to out do everyone to feel accepted.

I started racing mountain bikes actually, and doing YOGA! weeeee now I wanna do yoga! lol

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I am also only 5'8". So that helps. I always had a small frame and spent years in the Marines at only 130lbs Racing bike and doing the yoga were huge. But I also quit drinking, smoking, fast food, soda, energy drinks, and started eating healthy, and exercised my fanny off. lol
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on January 28, 2014, 05:31:30 pm
Here one of me... lol I looked like a sasquatch lol


Amazingly incredible transition Sona congratulations! Having been a body builder must have helped by being a focused and driven type of person. I can tell you have a wonderful sense of humor as well as being very pretty!  :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sona~TS on January 28, 2014, 05:35:54 pm
Thank you.  But I wasn't a body builder. :( I was a U.S. Marine
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Charley Bea(EmeraldP) on January 28, 2014, 05:40:06 pm
The resemblance to Jenny Elizabeth is uncanny you two could be sisters.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sona~TS on January 28, 2014, 05:42:37 pm
I have no idea who that is honey...  ???
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on January 28, 2014, 05:45:03 pm
Thank you.  But I wasn't a body builder. :( I was a U.S. Marine

Hooah! You looked like a real animal, quite a remarkable change hon. Ex-paratroop here, you might put a post in "Roll Call" there's a lot of veterans here.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sona~TS on January 28, 2014, 05:53:18 pm
I did sweetie, I posted in that thread about a year ago
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Charley Bea(EmeraldP) on January 28, 2014, 06:05:20 pm
I have no idea who that is honey...  ???

She is a member here.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: eloij on January 28, 2014, 06:06:38 pm
Here one of me... lol I looked like a sasquatch lol

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Newer in history was so many jaws dropped at the same time.
I have no words other than: Amazing change!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Hayley on January 28, 2014, 06:09:16 pm
Wow Sona you look stunning. Simply lovely.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sona~TS on January 28, 2014, 06:23:38 pm
awww, thank you so much!
I'll be finishing my Transition timeline and 1 year HRT video in the next couple weeks, I should post it on here!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jenelle327 on January 28, 2014, 07:14:27 pm
OMG Sona you look amazing!!! how did you drop all that muscle :-\
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kiaraja on January 28, 2014, 07:15:57 pm
so i found two pictures that are in close relation to eachother in angle and colour,

my before was in 2006
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looking at the pictures i can barely see any change with an 8 year difference, am i incapable of aging? and im 9 months hrt, it looks like the only difference is hair length, eyebrow trimming and maybe fuller cheeks
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Mickie on January 28, 2014, 07:16:21 pm
Here one of me... lol I looked like a sasquatch lol

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...What???

I ... Like... How did....

What???

Simply floored. Amazing transition.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on January 28, 2014, 07:27:20 pm
so i found two pictures that are in close relation to eachother in angle and colour,

looking at the pictures i can barely see any change with an 8 year difference, am i incapable of aging? and im 9 months hrt, it looks like the only difference is hair length, eyebrow trimming and maybe fuller cheeks

Wait, wait honey stop what you're doing to yourself! In the earlier one there was a very handsome young man, in the later one there is a stunningly beautiful woman. Btw - I had to laugh a few days ago when you said you could get fat, that's never going to happen Miss, you have a nice slender figure. Trust me on this!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kiaraja on January 28, 2014, 07:37:48 pm
...What???

I ... Like... How did....

What???

Simply floored. Amazing transition.

lol ya i agree i was a little shocked to believe it too, i almost want to see the paperwork to verify lol, you don't even look related from before after, most ppl look like brother sister in their pictures
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Mickie on January 28, 2014, 07:40:04 pm
lol ya i agree i was a little shocked to believe it too, i almost want to see the paperwork to verify lol, you don't even look related from before after, most ppl look like brother sister in their pictures

Pfffffftt
Screw paperwork, I want lessons :P
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sona~TS on January 28, 2014, 07:48:51 pm
You look great girl! Don't worry about those other things, you're doing just fine. :)

I'm flattered. But my transition wasn't overnight (but thats what you see). You guys still haven't seen the in between pics. I used to look rough. lol
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: JustEmily on January 28, 2014, 10:49:16 pm
Simply amazing.  Your shoulders... they...shrank.  I am amazed and I keep looking back.  I can't wait to see your transformation video.

Wowza.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sona~TS on January 28, 2014, 11:18:45 pm
The Transition video is insaine. It's long, but captivating. 11 mins long. Well documented, high res pics, It's really something. I just put 6 more hours into it. It's getting really close. I just hope you tube doesn't try to shut off my music?

My shoulders did not shrink really, it was my Deltoid muscle group and my Traps used to be pretty big. Again. I was 238, I'm 160lbs now... I stopped getting all my proteins from meat, and a million other things...

Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Aina on January 28, 2014, 11:42:31 pm
Here one of me... lol I looked like a sasquatch lol

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Words cannot describe, you really went through a transformation...You look very happy now also! I look forward to seeing the video.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sona~TS on January 29, 2014, 01:09:11 am
Thank you so much. I'll be posting that video sooner rather than later actually. Is there an appropriate forum I should put on?
The only surgery that I have had to date has been my Breast Augmentation
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Bardoux on January 29, 2014, 02:41:25 am
Here one of me... lol I looked like a sasquatch lol

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It's like one of those moments when your chatting up a pretty girl in a bar and her huge, scary boyfriend comes over with that look..... :D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: oh hai! on January 29, 2014, 04:21:48 am
Holy Mother of God Sona I can't believe your transformation. Your before pic looked like someone from Duck Dynasty or something. You give me a lot of hope :)

P.S., only if you want to answer, what did you use to rid yourself of that dense forest on your face?
P.P.S. I see you said laser, wow that had to take some time.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: samantha.mich on January 29, 2014, 05:52:42 am
Sona this is just a totally amazing transition! You look so pretty! I have to ask did your hairline come back from the hormones? Or did you just have your head shaved in the before pictures?
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: FalseHybridPrincess on January 29, 2014, 07:16:10 am
Sona that was amazing , amazing transformation  :)
Like really , should get an award or somethin  :)

btw cant wait till I can post here too...
on summer maybe XD
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Arcee on January 29, 2014, 07:35:48 am
Here one of me... lol I looked like a sasquatch lol

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... Wow. I've seen some amazing transformations before, but this may be the most dramatic.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: E-Brennan on January 29, 2014, 07:51:14 am
so i found two pictures that are in close relation to eachother in angle and colour,

my before was in 2006
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kiara jamie, such a pretty result. You should be very, very proud!
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Post by: stephaniec on January 29, 2014, 09:57:49 am
Here one of me... lol I looked like a sasquatch lol

[Link Removed]I think you've discovered a formula that will make you an extremely wealthy individual.
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Post by: Sona~TS on January 29, 2014, 02:20:54 pm
You guys are too kind.

It's not fully polished yet, but this is my Male to Female Transition Timeline video and 1 year HRT video
(This video is for motivational purposes only) :D


Please put on your best pair of head phones and turn it up about half way through....
Enjoy...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6HaVYg6kB4&feature=youtu.be
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Post by: Mickie on January 29, 2014, 02:41:26 pm
My gawd...
What does that thing run, a 3 sec quarter mile???
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Post by: Jessica Rush on January 29, 2014, 02:45:38 pm
That... Was an amazing video! I am sorry, I am at a loss for words!
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Post by: Sona~TS on January 29, 2014, 02:54:44 pm
My gawd...
What does that thing run, a 3 sec quarter mile???

The Trans Am I owned ran some 8s in the quarter mile on medium boost levels but it was more of a street car... Ya know, I had to show off how MAN I was. lol

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Post by: Bardoux on January 29, 2014, 02:55:03 pm
You guys are too kind.

It's not fully polished yet, but this is my Male to Female Transition Timeline video and 1 year HRT video
(This video is for motivational purposes only) :D


Please put on your best pair of head phones and turn it up about half way through....
Enjoy...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6HaVYg6kB4&feature=youtu.be

Thank you so much for sharing! Wow, that was emotional. So powerful. I actually want to cry. :)
Really happy for you hun
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Post by: Sona~TS on January 29, 2014, 02:57:04 pm
The Trans Am I owned ran some 8s in the quarter mile on medium boost levels but it was more of a street car... Ya know, I had to show off how MAN I was. lol

(blushing) Please stop. My journey is like anyone elses. I am no different than anyone else. It's what you put into it and how you face your obstacles in it.
Thank You very much.
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Post by: big kim on January 29, 2014, 03:29:53 pm
Sona that is an incredible transformation,you are beautiful.I recently scared the life out of myself driving a 70 Dodge Superbee with 4 times LESS horsepower than your Trans Am!
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Post by: Shantel on January 29, 2014, 03:34:10 pm
You guys are too kind.

It's not fully polished yet, but this is my Male to Female Transition Timeline video and 1 year HRT video
(This video is for motivational purposes only) :D


Please put on your best pair of head phones and turn it up about half way through....
Enjoy...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6HaVYg6kB4&feature=youtu.be

Whoa, totally wonderful video Sona!
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Post by: muffinpants on January 29, 2014, 03:46:17 pm
Sona: that was really really really amazing. What an inspiration. You are an amazing person.
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Post by: RobinGee on January 29, 2014, 04:12:45 pm
What the heck did I just watch.  Holy <poo> that was awesome sona.
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Post by: Jill F on January 29, 2014, 04:40:41 pm
Amazeballs video. 

My plan "A" was to take my deepest, darkest secret to my grave as well.   And it almost worked.  Well, until I imploded in November 2012...
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Post by: Christina on January 29, 2014, 05:59:29 pm
You guys are too kind.

It's not fully polished yet, but this is my Male to Female Transition Timeline video and 1 year HRT video
(This video is for motivational purposes only) :D


Please put on your best pair of head phones and turn it up about half way through....
Enjoy...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6HaVYg6kB4&feature=youtu.be

Incredible! Thanks for making this video, very inspiring. Good music choices too!
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Post by: Tori on January 29, 2014, 06:44:54 pm
Sona, that half of a transition video was amazing, inspiring, and I am crying those awesome girl tears right now. They represent respect for what you have done and how you have done it... both before and during your transition.

But, the video is incomplete. It is only half a transition.

You neglected to show how your Trans Am (heh, Trans) went from stock to THAT! How did it survive that wheelie?

Only 1200 HP?

I see TWO amazing transition stories to be told here.

:p
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Post by: samantha.mich on January 29, 2014, 07:05:58 pm
You guys are too kind.

It's not fully polished yet, but this is my Male to Female Transition Timeline video and 1 year HRT video
(This video is for motivational purposes only) :D


Please put on your best pair of head phones and turn it up about half way through....
Enjoy...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6HaVYg6kB4&feature=youtu.be
Totally blew me away! You look really happy! Thanks for making this video. It helps people like me that still resemble your before picture...
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Post by: MadeleineG on January 29, 2014, 07:56:06 pm
inspiring  ;D
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Post by: Ellesmira the Duck on January 29, 2014, 09:30:25 pm
The video was very amazing. I love being able to watch people's transition videos, they definitely give a lot of hope to people in various stages of transitioning.
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Post by: kiaraja on January 29, 2014, 10:20:29 pm
all i can say is that its ten minutes after seeing your transition video and my jaw is still dropped, you have made a new level for transition video's its so inspiring, and i have to say it has emotionally moved me more than i ever thought possible, but i must ask what gun was that in the video, it looked like an ar with a grenade launcher, was that your service weapon?

ps im probably gonna be awestruck for the rest of the night lol, it was just so damn amazing
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Post by: Alaia on January 29, 2014, 11:20:26 pm
Wow Sona!  :icon_yikes:

There's not much more I can say that hasn't already been said. Your transition has been nothing short of fantastic!

I'm amazed at how much you have changed in just a couple years time. And you look incredible--you are gorgeous girl! Very inspiring for those of us at the start of transition. Thanks so much for sharing ^_^
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Post by: Sona~TS on January 30, 2014, 12:09:32 am
Gee Golly people! What heck did I miss? I happy this video is connecting with people. It's very humbling for me to have these positive responses.
Listen guys, I'm sorry about the responses here, I tried to respond to every post with a quote in all one single post but I seem to be having issues with that, so please forgive me until I figure out a way around it, unless someone here knows what I'm messing up, please?!

Ummm The Trans Am I had. I sold it last September. It was a total nightmare actually. I dumped a lot of money into that slug and never really got the satisfaction I wanted back from it.
But there are some times I wish I was sitting in it on the free way when some Snob in a Ferrari pulls up next to me. lol I had some interesting reactions with that thing, especially from the crotch rocket boys.
It made 1200hp on medium boost, High boost and a larger exhaust housing, it may be able to push about 1500hp, and the original turbo for that motor (promod 94mm) it would probably make 1800hp easy.
That wheelie with all 4 wheels off the ground caused about 14K of damage. :(, then I had a horrible fire the next year. I spent 28 months in Afghanistan paying for that silly car. (Pix are on my FB page and videos there as well as my YT.
Thanks for the compliments...


As For my Trans*Formation Dicepticon Skillz that I may posses....

I didn't start HRT or Full Time until Jan 1st (Fulltime) Jan 6 (HRT).
The first two pictures of me (Sona) when I first came out was roughly 4-6 weeks before Jan 1st.
My biggest ally in this was myself and other positive people around me.
I spent nearly 11 years researching peoples transitions before this, so I knew what I kinda wanted to do as far as who to tell first, and how to relay this awesome info to my Mother. lol
Diet, Excericise aside... Another Major help for me was no giving a <poo> about the negative energy around me as a very not attractive Trans woman.
This^^ allowed me to try tons of different makeup techniques and outfits. ( BE FLUID, constantly change your look, even if you're comfortable with it)
I learned to DRESS YOUR AGE. (That was pretty big)... I'm 31, not 13.... So the Hello Kitty attire slowly found it's way to my donation bin or for house wear shortly after going fulltime.
Yes there are some grown up 40-50 year old genetic women who still go out wearing powder puff girl back packs and 6" glass heels... But people are going to tend to not take you seriously regardless of her actually being a cis female. So dressing against your obvious situation was obviously not helping me get things done. But everyone knows this I think.
I learned that if you're gonna dress and present as the woman that you are, (NO MATTER HOW LITTLE YOU PASS), if you look appropriate, which I quickly learned to do, you should ALWAYS use the women's room no matter what! Using the mens room is simply drawing far too much Neg energy to you, and you're putting yourself at risk... and peeing in the ally way is what drunk high school girls do....
My voice used to be pretty bad, I slowly started changing it by voice coaching. It's still a work in progress as everything will be, but I have it to the point to where its not a clue for 95%.
People looked, starred, and even laughed, but I always tried to keep my cool, and forget about them.


MOST IMPORTANT:
I want this world to understand this community and that we cannot have labels put on us.
In order to do that, they need to be educated and learn to respect our situation/blessing, yes?
So, everywhere I went, I pretended to be an Ambassador for the Transgender Community.
Yes, that's right. If I wasn't passing, then I'm going to take advantage of it. People knew! Hands down! So, I used that to my favour.
They're watching me, they may not even know, that I know, they know, ya know? lol sorry I had to.
In doing this, I could at least try set an example for society, let them see that we are not all "Freaks", that we have manners, intellect, love, and compassion.
Why not? I'm not passing at this point, so screw it. No standing and peeing, no yelling like a asshat. If I'm a Lady then I should actually act like one, right?
That idea really helped. It's wasn't until my 7-8 month mark that I started to actually, "pass". I didn't even realize it, why people were looking, I didn't take into consideration that some may be looking because they actually find me attractive. But at this point, I truly didn't care if I did pass or ever. Life is a challenge, so Bring it!

Sorry guys, gotta go to bed, I have an Math Exam in like 7 hours. lol
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Post by: Arcee on January 30, 2014, 02:34:05 am
Oh my gosh, Sona, I'm speechless. Your video was very well done, and really inspiring. So happy for you. :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: amZo on January 30, 2014, 11:10:55 am
so i found two pictures that are in close relation to eachother in angle and colour,

my before was in 2006
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I do believe people are having a hard time reconciling your two looks. Your video is very well done as well and you're commentary in it obviously comes from your heart, very nice. You look great, more important... you look so much happier.  :)
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Post by: Just Shelly on January 30, 2014, 11:04:52 pm

I learned to DRESS YOUR AGE. (That was pretty big)... I'm 31, not 13.... So the Hello Kitty attire slowly found it's way to my donation bin or for house wear shortly after going fulltime.
Yes there are some grown up 40-50 year old genetic women who still go out wearing powder puff girl back packs and 6" glass heels... But people are going to tend to not take you seriously regardless of her actually being a cis female. So dressing against your obvious situation was obviously not helping me get things done. But everyone knows this I think.
I learned that if you're gonna dress and present as the woman that you are, (NO MATTER HOW LITTLE YOU PASS), if you look appropriate, which I quickly learned to do, you should ALWAYS use the women's room no matter what! Using the mens room is simply drawing far too much Neg energy to you, and you're putting yourself at risk... and peeing in the ally way is what drunk high school girls do....
My voice used to be pretty bad, I slowly started changing it by voice coaching. It's still a work in progress as everything will be, but I have it to the point to where its not a clue for 95%.
People looked, starred, and even laughed, but I always tried to keep my cool, and forget about them.


MOST IMPORTANT:
I want this world to understand this community and that we cannot have labels put on us.
In order to do that, they need to be educated and learn to respect our situation/blessing, yes?
So, everywhere I went, I pretended to be an Ambassador for the Transgender Community.

Sorry guys, gotta go to bed, I have an Math Exam in like 7 hours. lol

First off I think your story is aspiring!!!!

But I do think some of what you show is glamifying transsexuals and trivializing something that really isn't a hobby or a life style but more something that is done in desperation to be happy with who we have always felt we were. You do tell this story but some f the pics tell another one.

The only reason I say this stems from what I seen in a few pics I seen in a earlier post. I noticed some ambiguous poses and I also noticed what looked like your penis showing in one. This is fine, you have the right to post whatever pics you want, but if we are to be taken seriusly and respected I don't think it can happen if some of what is seen could be classified as porn.

Please don't take my response to mean I think badly of you! This is not the case, in fact I would of loved to show your story to my children but after viewing much of it I thought better. I wish I wouldn't have!
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Post by: Sona~TS on January 31, 2014, 04:49:11 pm
First off I think your story is aspiring!!!!

But I do think some of what you show is glamifying transsexuals and trivializing something that really isn't a hobby or a life style but more something that is done in desperation to be happy with who we have always felt we were. You do tell this story but some f the pics tell another one.

The only reason I say this stems from what I seen in a few pics I seen in a earlier post. I noticed some ambiguous poses and I also noticed what looked like your penis showing in one. This is fine, you have the right to post whatever pics you want, but if we are to be taken seriusly and respected I don't think it can happen if some of what is seen could be classified as porn.

Please don't take my response to mean I think badly of you! This is not the case, in fact I would of loved to show your story to my children but after viewing much of it I thought better. I wish I wouldn't have!

I'm very glad you find my story inspiring, especially after seeing your interpretation of it.
It's not about anything that is degradable, meaning (anything materialistic or physical).  I could truly care less, if right this minute,  I passed or not.
It's about truly accepting yourself without this very skewed image of the stereotypical standard of "Beauty" that society fabricates for us and then sells to us. It's all in YOUR head.
I changed my TOTAL lifestyle around to match the way I felt I should as a Woman. Pass or not pass, I wanted to live past 40. I wanted to stop eating garbage.
I believe my mental state positively increased the more as I learned about my new way of life while NOT PASSING as a female. I didn't care. The Sona from day1 is equally as beautiful as Sona now.
I never thought I would pass. So I simply learned to pass for myself on the inside and love myself, and respect my new identity. That is far more important than passing hands down.
I wanted to reach new levels of understanding. Yoga opened my eyes.
Society mean nothing to me. This video could be deleted from every web site in the world right now because I know that I have reached out and truly connected with at least 2 people who needed. (That was the point of the video in the first place).
I find it hard to reflect my emotions and intentions through a internet video. I had to use some music, my words and images to explain my story in a timely manner that was compelling and vibrant enough to keep people from switching to something else.
My physical changes are just physical............. Hold on.... Let me say that one more time for you,
My physical changes are just physical. I could get hit by a bus 60 years or 60 mins from now. My body will start to decompose in 6 weeks, my implants with simply fall off, and all the physical changes that I have made in my short life would mean nothing at least to me.

What actually does mean something to me is that for 443 days of my 31 years on this planet were at least genuine. That's all that matters to me.
With me embracing and accepting my self with my eyes closed shut from this fake world, I had already won my own battle.
My eyes open up into the bathroom mirror and I see my temporary shell that will represent me until it dies off and becomes nothing.
As I look at my body, I (As Sona, not HIM, but me finally), I simply said that I love my self. I'm beautiful, but I still want to make some changes and not just to change my appearance but to be the woman I have always been.

I hope you're still paying attention to this, because it is going somewhere I think....

I started burning candles, and listening to classical music. I discovered that I love to paint and draw, and do yoga. I learned that I really didn't want to smoke cigarettes anymore, etc etc and so and so on.... So, my sipirit was happy for that. The lifestyle, the mountain biking, the diet and outlook, everything changed... everything inside, and I did it only for that, not my parents, my friends, just me, not even the look in the mirror. Just my soul and spirit.......................

The drastic changes that happened inside my mind began to reflect on this temporary, physical, degradable, decomposable BODY.
It was all just icing my make own cake, a cake that I baked just for me, not society.  Not you, not Katy Perry or Fashion magazine, but me.


I felt the best parallel to showcase my internal/MENTAL transition, was to use the reflected bi-product of my physical transition, since, ya know, that is what everyone else seems so focused on around here.

Nose jobs, boob jobs, foot jobs, stomach jobs, hand jobs, heart and mind jobs, whatever you want to say..... None of it matters to me. If people thought I looked horrible, that's their mistake.  My boobs, and or weight loss do not make my mind. My smile will be just as wide if I looked downward and saw them missing. They're nice to have, sure. Lots of women like their breasts. But they do not make me a woman. My mind does. PERIOD. END OF STORY.
Others can focus and simple, primitive things like boobies, finger nail polish, and long hair as a benchmark in their womanhood, not me. Only if I, and I only want those things.

I think porn is great. It's natural, it's ancient, it's exciting for many. I don't watch much of it, but I don't judge any one for what they choose for a career or the types of movies they watch, or the type of thoughts they may or may not have. I just don't care. lol
I don't care if people are perverted at times, it happens. People are so insecure with things that do not matter.

My penis means nothing to me... ABSOLUTELY nothing. I would prefer a Vagina, but again, does , me having my vagina make me more of a women now than I was pre-op?    Umm  NEGATRON my friend. It does NOT! To you or anyone else, sure, maybe, perhaps, I don't really care. lol

This is all just my own thought that makes me ME. So I'm not wrong and you could be right....

I had a girlfriend who liked to wear bikinis at the beach....
I asked her why she liked to wear them thangs?
She said it made her feel more feminine and sexy, <poo>, at least she honest.


I have a bikini of my very own. Why? Because it has a funny print on it and it makes ME feel even more feminine than I already do. PERIOD
I have picture of me wearing it.
I had an idea of using it to compare my parallel reflection of my metal transition to the static photo of "Him" or Kimbo Slice before.
I mean, That's the whole idea, right??????????????????????????????????????????

Are you with me?

I didn't post that bikini picture because I wanted my friends (both current and past who never let go of "him"), to view it and NOT feel too uncomfortable.
Why, Women wear bikinis everyday. I see it on the front pages of magazines on the bathroom floor of my Mom's church... So what.. Is it porn to you? Maybe, sounds like it could. I don't care either. lol
I chose the last comparison pic because it was simple and physically revealing  and I didn't feel the need to have my friends view me in a thong bikini just to show the physical change.
So, I picked that so perhaps as you say "PORN"  photo to use, my mom and I both thought it would be more appropriate, and I wanted to have my genitals region covered. I could have used a sports illustrated (swim suit edition) to cover it up, but I used my hands instead.



Sorry you interpreted the video it the way you did. I think if you actually knew me you wouldn't have a doubt. But you don't.

So yea. bottom line is... If you think its porn... Then maybe to you it is. Maybe that's how you view it. I'm not sure where you're mind is wondering when you stop, and take moment to look at that image. If you think it is, than go for it. Here's a box of tissues!  You'll be the very first person to bring that term or even the idea up after several hundred people I know personally seeing it. I have heard it's "revealing" though by one person.... I ask her if she meant my entire video or just the material flesh decomposing in it?

I hope this helps you. If not, oh well. :)

Thank you for the compliments to did give me! :) I do appreciate it.
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Post by: Jenelle327 on January 31, 2014, 05:00:59 pm
^^^ Checkmate :D
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Post by: Just Shelly on January 31, 2014, 06:04:24 pm
^^^ Checkmate :D
I never checked!! Just voiced an opinion...one that's not to favorable in the TS circles though!

Never Ever did I say your video was PORN!! Just some parts could be CLASSIFIED as possibly soft porn!

and the few times I do wear a bikini or even a dress for that matter is because I wanted to look good and yes, sexy....but I thought that was wrong for me to feel when I first went FT....something I struggled with my first year FT. I have come to find out this is why many women wear certain things...it makes us feel good about ourselves. Could VS be in existence if it relied only on the sales from men!!

and yes you look damn sexy!!

I think some of my thinking is still stuck with me thinking I or anyone trans is not allowed to look sexy....I don't believe I do this purposely but I think it shows up at times.

One minute I look at myself and say damn girl.....you can rock those skinny jeans and the next minute I'm thinking oh should I be dressing like that! Thankfully I think more in the prior and don't limit myself on dressing choices just because I am trans....I must be doing something right, I have had many compliments from women and men on how I dress.
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Post by: innainka on January 31, 2014, 06:08:37 pm
Thank you for the compliments to did give me! :) I do appreciate it.

Hey girl, quite a fantastic to see the power of truth and then the power of few tiny pills, give life and transform otherwise existence into a blooming wonderful life. I too have taken the green pill (matrix pun intended lol) and found out how deep does the rabbit hole go!!!
It isn't easy, or rather near impossible, but with a bit of love and perseverance anything is possible.

Go Girl!

PS. I did sent you a friend request via fb :-)
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Post by: Cosi555 on February 01, 2014, 04:04:28 am
The drastic changes that happened inside my mind began to reflect on this temporary, physical, degradable, decomposable BODY.
It was all just icing my make own cake, a cake that I baked just for me, not society. 


As much as i pray for a body like yours one day, the biggest prayer for me is to have such a strong acceptance and resolve for myself as you have for you.

thats what i love about your story the most :) the joy that occurs in your mind that is reflected everywhere else.

much love :)
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Post by: Keaira on February 01, 2014, 04:27:36 am
Wow Sona!!! You are like night and day. :D

This month will be 3 years of HRT, fighting tooth and nail for my transition and everything that goes with it. From rejecting family to being homeless to lobbying for a transgender inclusive ENDA and Immigration reform, I think I have weathered fairly well. I mean, I'm still alive and fighting, right?
If I can go from this:

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Then it was worth all the <poo> I've been through.
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Post by: Joan on February 01, 2014, 04:34:57 am
Wow Sona!!! You are like night and day. :D

This month will be 3 years of HRT, fighting tooth and nail for my transition and everything that goes with it. From rejecting family to being homeless to lobbying for a transgender inclusive ENDA and Immigration reform, I think I have weathered fairly well. I mean, I'm still alive and fighting, right?
If I can go from this:

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You look absolutely marvelous! That's a pretty amazing transition:)
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Post by: Calder Smith on February 01, 2014, 12:19:32 pm
You guys are too kind.

It's not fully polished yet, but this is my Male to Female Transition Timeline video and 1 year HRT video
(This video is for motivational purposes only) :D


Please put on your best pair of head phones and turn it up about half way through....
Enjoy...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6HaVYg6kB4&feature=youtu.be

Wow. I'm a FTM but this is truly inspirational. Great transition. :)
Title: Re: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on February 01, 2014, 12:37:06 pm
Wow. I'm a FTM but this is truly inspirational. Great transition. :)

It's encouraging to everyone to know that it's possible to realize your dreams if you have the desire and drive!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on February 01, 2014, 06:00:00 pm
This month will be 3 years of HRT, fighting tooth and nail for my transition and everything that goes with it. From rejecting family to being homeless to lobbying for a transgender inclusive ENDA and Immigration reform, I think I have weathered fairly well. I mean, I'm still alive and fighting, right?

Keaira, you look wonderful :)

I love the new avatar!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on February 01, 2014, 06:18:39 pm
Keaira, you look wonderful :)

I love the new avatar!

That makes two of us, and she does look terrific!
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Post by: Keaira on February 01, 2014, 10:34:19 pm
Keaira, you look wonderful :)

I love the new avatar!
That makes two of us, and she does look terrific!

Thank you ^_^ It's not as impressive a transformation as Sona's, lol. BUT, I'm fairly happy so far. I think I did this to prove to myself that I was okay. I spent 2 days being called by male pronouns during the move out of my apartment and a good friend and a trans woman herself had called me "Sir" at one point. I was so hurt and angry.

Here is how my hair is cut. I've wanted this style for a very long time and it actually looks good on me. ^_^
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I would like Breast augmentation though because the women on my Mother's side are generally tiny.
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Post by: oh hai! on February 01, 2014, 10:37:31 pm
I see no signs of this "sir" anywhere, but we'll keep looking for him  ??? ...

You look very glamorous Keaira, don't sweat the small stuff.
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Post by: Jamiep on February 01, 2014, 11:41:26 pm
Keaira,

I am in agreement with you, your hair style is perfect for you. Love the dress, you are looking really Beautiful!
Hugs
Jamie
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Post by: Keaira on February 02, 2014, 01:47:08 am
I see no signs of this "sir" anywhere, but we'll keep looking for him  ??? ...

You look very glamorous Keaira, don't sweat the small stuff.

Thank you. :) When I do, I dont worry about it for long.

Oh and if you find "him..", Please give him my thanks for protecting me until I could stand on my own feet. ^_^

Keaira,

I am in agreement with you, your hair style is perfect for you. Love the dress, you are looking really Beautiful!
Hugs
Jamie

*hugs*

Thank you. btw, thats a lovely dress you are wearing in your avatar. I love that style myself. :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sheala on February 02, 2014, 05:10:44 am
Ok so i know it hasnt been that long since my last photo. however here we go now im only 2 and a half months in. what do you think?

pre
 (http://i.imgur.com/yugEVy6.jpg)

Post 2months
 (http://i.imgur.com/FeTbTFv.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sheala on February 02, 2014, 05:20:56 am
Wow Sona!!! You are like night and day. :D

This month will be 3 years of HRT, fighting tooth and nail for my transition and everything that goes with it. From rejecting family to being homeless to lobbying for a transgender inclusive ENDA and Immigration reform, I think I have weathered fairly well. I mean, I'm still alive and fighting, right?
If I can go from this:

[Image Removed]\

WOW that is truely ohe great transition. I have a long way to go and hope to turn out half as well. congragulations you do truely look marvilous.
Title: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RobinGee on February 02, 2014, 05:38:24 am

. I've wanted this style for a very long time and it actually looks good on me. ^_^
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I love your hair.  I think I may try a similar style, eventually.

Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on February 02, 2014, 10:09:45 am

Here is how my hair is cut. I've wanted this style for a very long time and it actually looks good on me. ^_^
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Keaira,
      You are so right, that is absolutely the perfect style cut and length for the shape of your face and it complements your good looks, you look gorgeous there girlfriend! Looking back a year ago on your life there has been some huge changes that have gone on, it's been a pleasure to watch you go from that place down in the dumps, where we all are at times, to a truly happy, pretty upwardly mobile woman with one hell of a great boyfriend as supporter and cheerleader. Congratulations!  :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Harlow on February 03, 2014, 02:34:37 pm


looking at the pictures i can barely see any change with an 8 year difference, am i incapable of aging? and im 9 months hrt, it looks like the only difference is hair length, eyebrow trimming and maybe fuller cheeks

You are very attractive either way, and now you are very feminine ... AND YOU'RE STUNNING!!!!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Angélique LaCava on February 04, 2014, 12:05:08 am
comparing how I looked 2 years ago right wen I started transitioning to now. I took the pic in the same exact spot I took it 2 years ago and its also both same exact lighting. do yall see a difference or no?
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Title: Re: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on February 04, 2014, 02:39:51 am
comparing how I looked 2 years ago right wen I started transitioning to now. I took the pic in the same exact spot I took it 2 years ago and its also both same exact lighting. do yall see a difference or no?
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Not really that much, you look incredible in both ;) Looks like your jawline has changed some, it's not as angled and your skin is glowing literally. I have to say I looove your hair in the first one though, the way it sweeps across your face is beautiful.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: oh hai! on February 04, 2014, 06:24:35 am
comparing how I looked 2 years ago right wen I started transitioning to now. I took the pic in the same exact spot I took it 2 years ago and its also both same exact lighting. do yall see a difference or no?
[Image Removed]

Your features are softer and less angular now. What's really impressive is your makeup techinque. Your eye makeup is very natural yet sparkle. Your contouring is incredible. Consider doing tutorial videos. Seriously.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: innainka on February 04, 2014, 02:53:49 pm
well then, why not.......

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_-jub5tYL9s/UvFXegljfTI/AAAAAAAAQXI/FleWPjj2n3g/s640/diet%2520F.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: amZo on February 04, 2014, 03:15:22 pm
well then, why not.......

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_-jub5tYL9s/UvFXegljfTI/AAAAAAAAQXI/FleWPjj2n3g/s640/diet%2520F.jpg)

Huh?  :o
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: kiaraja on February 04, 2014, 03:32:59 pm
well then, why not.......

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_-jub5tYL9s/UvFXegljfTI/AAAAAAAAQXI/FleWPjj2n3g/s640/diet%2520F.jpg)

wow we got a looker here, lol its funny how heels make your legs look so much more dramatically longer
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: innainka on February 04, 2014, 04:12:41 pm
interestingly enough my legs were always long however, I never really believed such and rather thought of them being short, hence my choice in slacks, baggy and low hanging. As I was a body builder with bloky, thick body, I had tendency to look wider.
Once 70 lbs came off, and I have regained the proportions, I started to see the length.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on February 04, 2014, 04:39:33 pm
interestingly enough my legs were always long however, I never really believed such and rather thought of them being short, hence my choice in slacks, baggy and low hanging. As I was a body builder with bloky, thick body, I had tendency to look wider.
Once 70 lbs came off, and I have regained the proportions, I started to see the length.

You're beautiful, quite an exciting outcome to your transition.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Keaira on February 04, 2014, 08:43:14 pm
interestingly enough my legs were always long however, I never really believed such and rather thought of them being short, hence my choice in slacks, baggy and low hanging. As I was a body builder with bloky, thick body, I had tendency to look wider.
Once 70 lbs came off, and I have regained the proportions, I started to see the length.
How did you lose the 70 lb? I think my arms still look too muscular, even putting quite a few guys at work to shame. :(

(http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv246/KeairaElisabeth/GunShow_zps0b7daf6a.jpg?t=1391568162)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: TerriT on February 04, 2014, 11:05:24 pm
I would like to be on record for pilling on the incredible Sona story and transformation. I rarely visit this thread because I get very jealous but that was an incredibly inspiring, moving and powerful story. God I needed that sort of kick in the ass. Thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: amZo on February 04, 2014, 11:11:17 pm
How did you lose the 70 lb? I think my arms still look too muscular, even putting quite a few guys at work to shame. :(


Nah, your arms look girly to me!  ;D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: innainka on February 05, 2014, 12:05:46 am
I went on a cannibalistic calorie deprivation diet for two years!

My food intake was roughly fist size portions twice to maybe three times a day, fluctuation between 400-600 calories.
Human of average size will need 1200-1800 calorie diet to maintain body mass. So in the sense I was allowing my own body to consume it self!

Now, I started from a very healthy athletic body, so chance that something would go wrong was rather small, however, after suicide attempt prior to start of transition, I was of a mind set, that if this pursuit would kill me, then be it! After all I didn't want to stick around if I couldn't achieve the ultimate of self, "being a woman!"

Here is the article I wrote about what I have learned about diet:
I did get very weak, to the point of experiencing dizziness often during normal daily functions, such as getting up from a sitting position. Such would not be possible if I had to perform any physical labor! I was fortunate that I had a part time desk job.

Here is the link to the article I have written about the diet: https://sites.google.com/site/femininepoiseibp/ (https://sites.google.com/site/femininepoiseibp/)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Jennygirl on February 05, 2014, 03:57:56 am
Holy <poo> innainka- amazing amazing transformation. Wowsers!

The article you wrote is very informative and actually a bit reassuring to me because my preferred food plan is pretty much right in line with yours... Low sugar and low digestive impact, lots of fresh fish, lots of coconut oil, and tons of greens is the way I would describe my own diet.

I am still dealing with somewhat muscular arms, but then again it hasn't been that long on hormones and it's not like I'm getting clocked because of them.. They just still look kind of "peculiar".

I also think I may try to incorporate some low strength cardio with a laptop/phone charging exercise bike / generator ;) I don't want to be using my arms at all, but cardio seems like another excellent choice to lean out the upper body as boring as it is. I've honestly never been one for cardio. I hate running with a passion. I love cycling, though!

I like your article because it pertains specifically to mtf transformation. I found this other one a while back which I also like:

http://www.trans-health.com/2001/lose-muscle-gain-fat-dieting-for-mtfs/

And again I will say what a beautiful transformation you have shown us, thank you for sharing!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Bardoux on February 05, 2014, 06:02:48 am
I went on a cannibalistic calorie deprivation diet for two years!

My food intake was roughly fist size portions twice to maybe three times a day, fluctuation between 400-600 calories.
Human of average size will need 1200-1800 calorie diet to maintain body mass. So in the sense I was allowing my own body to consume it self!

Now, I started from a very healthy athletic body, so chance that something would go wrong was rather small, however, after suicide attempt prior to start of transition, I was of a mind set, that if this pursuit would kill me, then be it! After all I didn't want to stick around if I couldn't achieve the ultimate of self, "being a woman!"

Here is the article I wrote about what I have learned about diet:
I did get very weak, to the point of experiencing dizziness often during normal daily functions, such as getting up from a sitting position. Such would not be possible if I had to perform any physical labor! I was fortunate that I had a part time desk job.

Here is the link to the article I have written about the diet: https://sites.google.com/site/femininepoiseibp/ (https://sites.google.com/site/femininepoiseibp/)

Was this before or during hrt? I was of the impression that since our bodies are going through a second puberty it wasn't a good idea to starve it at a time of growth? You do look absolutely gorgeous hun! :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on February 05, 2014, 10:04:29 am
Excellent dietary articles, I bookmarked them both! I dropped 60 lbs in a like manner over the previous three years but find myself on a plateau and would like to drop 20 more before I even out. Diet and exercise has been an important part of my regimen, I should have started earlier in my transition before I began to turn into a fat putz.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: PrincessDayna on February 05, 2014, 11:57:40 pm
Having the seven month blues...sorta....but ya, small comparison:

pre HRT:
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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kyra553 on February 06, 2014, 04:38:41 am
well then, why not.......

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_-jub5tYL9s/UvFXegljfTI/AAAAAAAAQXI/FleWPjj2n3g/s640/diet%2520F.jpg)

I did this -->   :o

Now you have to post more :D , because wow your a real amazing turn around!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: oh hai! on February 06, 2014, 07:58:04 am
Having the seven month blues...sorta....but ya, small comparison:

pre HRT:
[Link Removed]

I'm jealous Dayna, I'm about as far into HRT as you and have nowhere near that dramatic of results. You are off to a wonderful start and already are a beautiful woman.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: innainka on February 06, 2014, 08:24:24 am
Having the seven month blues...sorta....but ya, small comparison:


isn't it amazing what few tiny pills can do!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: innainka on February 06, 2014, 08:32:19 am
well, thanks Natallie, here is another more crisp representation of my journey:

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-z-Coki0KxC0/Uf7tbtDEbzI/AAAAAAAAPnM/-5wRk-itC28/s640/MIRACLE.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-X_Tpi_R9ibc/UX9M0I9_tcI/AAAAAAAANlM/K9HJJ-xb-u8/s800/DSC_0074.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Carlita on February 06, 2014, 09:21:12 am
well, thanks Natallie, here is another more crisp representation of my journey:

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-z-Coki0KxC0/Uf7tbtDEbzI/AAAAAAAAPnM/-5wRk-itC28/s640/MIRACLE.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-X_Tpi_R9ibc/UX9M0I9_tcI/AAAAAAAANlM/K9HJJ-xb-u8/s800/DSC_0074.jpg)

Oh ... My ... GOOOOODDD!!!!!

We have had some amazing transformations on this thread, and its predecessors ... And there are some amazing girls on here whose transitions are truly inspirational ...

But seriously ...

I'm speechless.*


* And that's a rarity  :)

Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on February 06, 2014, 10:33:28 am
Princess and Innanka,

                You are both so very inspiring!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Emi on February 06, 2014, 11:03:25 am
Wow. The before/after photos shown here definitely give me hope.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: samantha.mich on February 06, 2014, 02:01:21 pm
well, thanks Natallie, here is another more crisp representation of my journey:

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-z-Coki0KxC0/Uf7tbtDEbzI/AAAAAAAAPnM/-5wRk-itC28/s640/MIRACLE.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-X_Tpi_R9ibc/UX9M0I9_tcI/AAAAAAAANlM/K9HJJ-xb-u8/s800/DSC_0074.jpg)

Wow is right! Did you have your brow ridge shaved Innainka? It kind of looks like you did. I only ask because I need that to be done for my brow. You look beautiful! Thanks for sharing your pictures!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kyra553 on February 06, 2014, 03:46:20 pm
full on FFS with the master of Facial surgery!

Do tell  ;)

the extra pics are great btw  ;D
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sarah leah on February 06, 2014, 06:15:40 pm
@innainka
You look simply exquisite. Is there a link, website etc to contact them on for prices, before and afters etc. I only ask as I need to start factoring things into the equation now for a few years down the track.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: oh hai! on February 06, 2014, 06:15:48 pm
Only info I could find on InnoAesthetica appears that it is Dr. Cardenas? If so yet another upvote for him from me for who I eventually settle on (Currently Dr. Cardenas/Dr. Zukowski/Dr. Mayer on my shortlist.)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sona~TS on February 06, 2014, 08:26:12 pm
I know, I know, my posts are always 3 feet tall! lol

Listen guys, I never wanted to start a battle with you here. I shared some pics, and said I'd share my video...
I understand that some of you may find my clothing attire or lack thereof to be ummm shall I say, inappropriate. That's fine, I won't take it personally.
For me, I will never pass my judgement on others until it's requested.

I was being slammed with messages from people all over asking about weight loss, dietary regiments, make-up, work outs, my yoga routines, and so on.
Many of them, not all, but many, seemed to lack a couple of very important things, Self-understanding, Self-acceptance, and Confidence.
They seemed to be holding themselves from acceptance or even an entire transition based off of the notion that they would not pass. :(
Hearing this breaks my heart. :( It seriously does. I can easily get emotional over people who are in obvious pain, especially those who share a similar pain as I did.

My point is that, when you look at what I had done to my physical body to overcompensate... The years in the gym shooting Testosterone, lifting, and then living a very unhealthy lifestyle, I had kinda turned
 my body into trash. Garbage in, garbage out... My high school pictures aside, you cannot tell me that I should have assumed, even when coming out, that I was going to pass as a woman let alone have the look I do now.
C'mon, I simply didn't see it happening or at least not anything soon. Can you believe that at least?
So my transition became more about accepting myself as the beautiful person I am on the inside. That helped me build confidence and ignore the <nonsense> around me.
So, I simply didn't enjoy reading messages of people asking me how to make them look like Kim Kardashian. I reply with, "how about looking like yourself"?
Most say because they don't like the they look. I take this as low self esteem, little or no acceptance, and zero confidence.

Of course women wanna look good, we want to be fabulous and attractive, most do anyway.
But if you don't feel fulfilled in that category, don't set that as your benchmark for being a woman!

Everyone transitions differently, and we all start with different genetics.
I achieved my goal while making new ones everyday. I set the bar high for myself.
I spend about 30s hours a week swimming, spinning, and doing yoga on a very low cal diet. I've been doing it for nearly a year and a half.
I feel that in most cases, if you want it that badly, most can get to their goals if you truly sacrifice for them. That's all.

I'm not here to have people judge me, I honestly never thought that'd be a problem.
I'm truly here to help while I'm transitioning publicly as I may relocate and live a more private lifestlye in a couple of years. Until then, I'm open and I wanna help others.
There are a lot of knowledgeable people here, I figured I could offer my advice when it's requested.

I feel horrible if I've offended anyone with my video or my replies about it. Those were not my intentions.

If you guys have anymore questions for me I will be available on Facebook for the time being. Believe it or not, my video has connected with others, and they're reaching out to me.
They are in need of some advice and QNA, and I want to help them. If you come over, message me and tell me that you're from susans, I will add you as soon as I see ya. :)
I will leave y'all alone, I want this to be a peaceful place.   



I never checked!! Just voiced an opinion...one that's not to favorable in the TS circles though!

Never Ever did I say your video was PORN!! Just some parts could be CLASSIFIED as possibly soft porn!

and the few times I do wear a bikini or even a dress for that matter is because I wanted to look good and yes, sexy....but I thought that was wrong for me to feel when I first went FT....something I struggled with my first year FT. I have come to find out this is why many women wear certain things...it makes us feel good about ourselves. Could VS be in existence if it relied only on the sales from men!!

and yes you look damn sexy!!

I think some of my thinking is still stuck with me thinking I or anyone trans is not allowed to look sexy....I don't believe I do this purposely but I think it shows up at times.

One minute I look at myself and say damn girl.....you can rock those skinny jeans and the next minute I'm thinking oh should I be dressing like that! Thankfully I think more in the prior and don't limit myself on dressing choices just because I am trans....I must be doing something right, I have had many compliments from women and men on how I dress.

Shelly,

I totally understand where you're coming from honey, I do, regardless if we have different definitions of the term "Soft Porn".
And Thank you for your kind complements I do appreciate them.





Hey girl, quite a fantastic to see the power of truth and then the power of few tiny pills, give life and transform otherwise existence into a blooming wonderful life. I too have taken the green pill (matrix pun intended lol) and found out how deep does the rabbit hole go!!!
It isn't easy, or rather near impossible, but with a bit of love and perseverance anything is possible.

Go Girl!

PS. I did sent you a friend request via fb :-)

Lmao! You look Fab sweetie! I'm blown away by your transformation too! Look at you, you little shape-shifter you! lol
Seriously, you look amazing, you're attitude is even more impressive!
Thank you so much!






As much as i pray for a body like yours one day, the biggest prayer for me is to have such a strong acceptance and resolve for myself as you have for you.

thats what i love about your story the most :) the joy that occurs in your mind that is reflected everywhere else.

much love :)

Lauren (Is that your name dear?),

I will tell that you are on the right path. Acceptance if paramount, or at least it was for me and I'd find it hard to keep my determination within my transition if I was worried about everyone else.
Secondly, I have no doubt in my mind that you can transform to another dimension. I mean look at you, you're gorgeous. You look way better than the first 3-4 months I did.
So I have no doubt that you can improve your way of life and or your look just as I did and will continue to do.
Thanks you for your support misssy! :D



Wow Sona!!! You are like night and day. :D

This month will be 3 years of HRT, fighting tooth and nail for my transition and everything that goes with it. From rejecting family to being homeless to lobbying for a transgender inclusive ENDA and Immigration reform, I think I have weathered fairly well. I mean, I'm still alive and fighting, right?
If I can go from this:

[Image Removed]


Double DANG Missy! You Nailed it!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Marieee on February 06, 2014, 09:28:00 pm
Wow, wow and triple wowza. All of you ladies are so inspiring to me, and goes without saying you all look so amazing. I'am so proud to even be apart of the same community as you all. Much love! :)

And Sona, I remember seeing your transition video like 2 weeks ago, and it was wonderful. Some things in that video really stuck in my mind and are giving me confidence, so thank you!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kyra553 on February 07, 2014, 03:54:14 am
Only info I could find on InnoAesthetica appears that it is Dr. Cardenas? If so yet another upvote for him from me for who I eventually settle on (Currently Dr. Cardenas/Dr. Zukowski/Dr. Mayer on my shortlist.)

Same here, could a link be provided?


Wow Sona, you weren't kidding about three feet long. lol  I enjoyed reading it all though! (That post would take me an hour to make wowzers)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Paula white on February 07, 2014, 05:43:40 am
Is this really possible? I am speechless. At the moment I feel. My life is totally hopeless without a future. But when I look at this thread I feel that with the right level of application and determination almost anything is possible! Innainka if you don't mind me asking approximately how old were you when you started your transition? I will understand if you do not wish you answer
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Tristan on February 07, 2014, 05:26:36 pm
I know, I know, my posts are always 3 feet tall! lol

Listen guys, I never wanted to start a battle with you here. I shared some pics, and said I'd share my video...
I understand that some of you may find my clothing attire or lack thereof to be ummm shall I say, inappropriate. That's fine, I won't take it personally.
For me, I will never pass my judgement on others until it's requested.

I was being slammed with messages from people all over asking about weight loss, dietary regiments, make-up, work outs, my yoga routines, and so on.
Many of them, not all, but many, seemed to lack a couple of very important things, Self-understanding, Self-acceptance, and Confidence.
They seemed to be holding themselves from acceptance or even an entire transition based off of the notion that they would not pass. :(
Hearing this breaks my heart. :( It seriously does. I can easily get emotional over people who are in obvious pain, especially those who share a similar pain as I did.

My point is that, when you look at what I had done to my physical body to overcompensate... The years in the gym shooting Testosterone, lifting, and then living a very unhealthy lifestyle, I had kinda turned
 my body into trash. Garbage in, garbage out... My high school pictures aside, you cannot tell me that I should have assumed, even when coming out, that I was going to pass as a woman let alone have the look I do now.
C'mon, I simply didn't see it happening or at least not anything soon. Can you believe that at least?
So my transition became more about accepting myself as the beautiful person I am on the inside. That helped me build confidence and ignore the <nonsense> around me.
So, I simply didn't enjoy reading messages of people asking me how to make them look like Kim Kardashian. I reply with, "how about looking like yourself"?
Most say because they don't like the they look. I take this as low self esteem, little or no acceptance, and zero confidence.

Of course women wanna look good, we want to be fabulous and attractive, most do anyway.
But if you don't feel fulfilled in that category, don't set that as your benchmark for being a woman!

Everyone transitions differently, and we all start with different genetics.
I achieved my goal while making new ones everyday. I set the bar high for myself.
I spend about 30s hours a week swimming, spinning, and doing yoga on a very low cal diet. I've been doing it for nearly a year and a half.
I feel that in most cases, if you want it that badly, most can get to their goals if you truly sacrifice for them. That's all.

I'm not here to have people judge me, I honestly never thought that'd be a problem.
I'm truly here to help while I'm transitioning publicly as I may relocate and live a more private lifestlye in a couple of years. Until then, I'm open and I wanna help others.
There are a lot of knowledgeable people here, I figured I could offer my advice when it's requested.

I feel horrible if I've offended anyone with my video or my replies about it. Those were not my intentions.

If you guys have anymore questions for me I will be available on Facebook for the time being. Believe it or not, my video has connected with others, and they're reaching out to me.
They are in need of some advice and QNA, and I want to help them. If you come over, message me and tell me that you're from susans, I will add you as soon as I see ya. :)
I will leave y'all alone, I want this to be a peaceful place.   



Shelly,

I totally understand where you're coming from honey, I do, regardless if we have different definitions of the term "Soft Porn".
And Thank you for your kind complements I do appreciate them.





Lmao! You look Fab sweetie! I'm blown away by your transformation too! Look at you, you little shape-shifter you! lol
Seriously, you look amazing, you're attitude is even more impressive!
Thank you so much!






Lauren (Is that your name dear?),

I will tell that you are on the right path. Acceptance if paramount, or at least it was for me and I'd find it hard to keep my determination within my transition if I was worried about everyone else.
Secondly, I have no doubt in my mind that you can transform to another dimension. I mean look at you, you're gorgeous. You look way better than the first 3-4 months I did.
So I have no doubt that you can improve your way of life and or your look just as I did and will continue to do.
Thanks you for your support misssy! :D



You are a doll! You are transitioning very very well! I mean it!
And ty


Thank you so very much. I'm tickeled to hear people are being motiva8'd by it! :D

Btw, Hockey is my favorite sport! But I am a Wings fan. ;)





I'm seeing lots on improvements. Your hair looks great, and so does that smile :)
I have some suggestions if I may offer them to you. I can PM you if you like!? They're simple tips and tricks that can go a long way!
But for real, you very nice, very cute!

Your face is already incredibly feminine. It is. You maintain a natural feminine expression. You have a warm smile, and amazing skin complexion.
I couldn't say anything else, you look amazing!






Thank you so much Tiffany! You kick your self into gear and get to work! :D Get excited, and determined. Set your initial goals!!! It you know it's gonna happen, than it normally will girl!








Double DANG Missy! You Nailed it!

Girl wear what you want. If people don't like it that's there problem. If you have the body for it now flaunt it if you want to. Let the haters hate.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Keaira on February 08, 2014, 01:27:32 am
I know, I know, my posts are always 3 feet tall! lol

Listen guys, I never wanted to start a battle with you here. I shared some pics, and said I'd share my video...
I understand that some of you may find my clothing attire or lack thereof to be ummm shall I say, inappropriate. That's fine, I won't take it personally.
For me, I will never pass my judgement on others until it's requested.

I was being slammed with messages from people all over asking about weight loss, dietary regiments, make-up, work outs, my yoga routines, and so on.
Many of them, not all, but many, seemed to lack a couple of very important things, Self-understanding, Self-acceptance, and Confidence.
They seemed to be holding themselves from acceptance or even an entire transition based off of the notion that they would not pass. :(
Hearing this breaks my heart. :( It seriously does. I can easily get emotional over people who are in obvious pain, especially those who share a similar pain as I did.

My point is that, when you look at what I had done to my physical body to overcompensate... The years in the gym shooting Testosterone, lifting, and then living a very unhealthy lifestyle, I had kinda turned
 my body into trash. Garbage in, garbage out... My high school pictures aside, you cannot tell me that I should have assumed, even when coming out, that I was going to pass as a woman let alone have the look I do now.
C'mon, I simply didn't see it happening or at least not anything soon. Can you believe that at least?
So my transition became more about accepting myself as the beautiful person I am on the inside. That helped me build confidence and ignore the <nonsense> around me.
So, I simply didn't enjoy reading messages of people asking me how to make them look like Kim Kardashian. I reply with, "how about looking like yourself"?
Most say because they don't like the they look. I take this as low self esteem, little or no acceptance, and zero confidence.

Of course women wanna look good, we want to be fabulous and attractive, most do anyway.
But if you don't feel fulfilled in that category, don't set that as your benchmark for being a woman!

Everyone transitions differently, and we all start with different genetics.
I achieved my goal while making new ones everyday. I set the bar high for myself.
I spend about 30s hours a week swimming, spinning, and doing yoga on a very low cal diet. I've been doing it for nearly a year and a half.
I feel that in most cases, if you want it that badly, most can get to their goals if you truly sacrifice for them. That's all.

I'm not here to have people judge me, I honestly never thought that'd be a problem.
I'm truly here to help while I'm transitioning publicly as I may relocate and live a more private lifestlye in a couple of years. Until then, I'm open and I wanna help others.
There are a lot of knowledgeable people here, I figured I could offer my advice when it's requested.

I feel horrible if I've offended anyone with my video or my replies about it. Those were not my intentions.

If you guys have anymore questions for me I will be available on Facebook for the time being. Believe it or not, my video has connected with others, and they're reaching out to me.
They are in need of some advice and QNA, and I want to help them. If you come over, message me and tell me that you're from susans, I will add you as soon as I see ya. :)
I will leave y'all alone, I want this to be a peaceful place.   


I'm not at all offended. Envious? maybe. :P

But, this is my journey. I don't need to follow in anyone's footsteps and I want to blaze my own trail. I see myself in the mirror now. And I'm pretty happy with how I look for the most part. I am also working on getting my somewhat stocky body down a few pounds. Just yesterday I discovered I can pull my belt tighter a notch. I'm down to 175lb when not more than a few months ago I was 198lb. I try to eat better, drink less soda and I have even started going to the gym at work. If I still look muscular, then so be it. I know for a fact that there are a couple of women who wish they had arms like mine. People like you Sona inspire people like me to go the extra mile to  become a better me. Wear what you feel comfortable in, because girl, you have every reason to show it off! that's an amazing transformation and you have a fantastic attitude to go with that fantastic body you have.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: amZo on February 08, 2014, 08:38:12 am
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I'm truly here to help while I'm transitioning publicly as I may relocate and live a more private lifestlye in a couple of years. Until then, I'm open and I wanna help others.
There are a lot of knowledgeable people here, I figured I could offer my advice when it's requested.

Sona, I read your post and I'm simply flummoxed.

You're open and want to help others, yet you've described a large part of Susan's as not getting 'it' and needing a lot of help. So I'm confounded that you've decided Susan's isn't a good place for you. I would think it would be ideal.

Self-help gurus don't go where people don't need help, they do just the opposite.

You're not all that unique, I was a far more advanced bodybuilder than you appeared to be. I've lost most of my mass so I wasn't as shocked by your video as others were because they don't have this history. They see a huge guy become a very feminine young woman and they're desperate to know the HOW you did it.

I'm not surprised you found the attention a bit annoying, and the judgment of your attire or lack of is absurd. I suppose those people need some help too.  ;)

Perhaps you could ignore the PMs and instead create a thread for helping people achieve their goals. You mention a good 30 hours of physical and emotional effort you do a week that may benefit many girls plenty.

You also have some very keen insight to what is necessary on one's inside.

I hope you decide to stay, I think you could be a real treasure around here, who knows... you may be able to have real impact on a few lives or two.

That's my take, but I do get where you're coming from.

Good luck to you either way.  :)




Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Olivia-Anne on February 08, 2014, 11:40:04 am
I know, I know, my posts are always 3 feet tall! lol

Listen guys, I never wanted to start a battle with you here. I shared some pics, and said I'd share my video...
I understand that some of you may find my clothing attire or lack thereof to be ummm shall I say, inappropriate. That's fine, I won't take it personally.
For me, I will never pass my judgement on others until it's requested.

I was being slammed with messages from people all over asking about weight loss, dietary regiments, make-up, work outs, my yoga routines, and so on.
Many of them, not all, but many, seemed to lack a couple of very important things, Self-understanding, Self-acceptance, and Confidence.
They seemed to be holding themselves from acceptance or even an entire transition based off of the notion that they would not pass. :(
Hearing this breaks my heart. :( It seriously does. I can easily get emotional over people who are in obvious pain, especially those who share a similar pain as I did.

My point is that, when you look at what I had done to my physical body to overcompensate... The years in the gym shooting Testosterone, lifting, and then living a very unhealthy lifestyle, I had kinda turned
 my body into trash. Garbage in, garbage out... My high school pictures aside, you cannot tell me that I should have assumed, even when coming out, that I was going to pass as a woman let alone have the look I do now.
C'mon, I simply didn't see it happening or at least not anything soon. Can you believe that at least?
So my transition became more about accepting myself as the beautiful person I am on the inside. That helped me build confidence and ignore the <nonsense> around me.
So, I simply didn't enjoy reading messages of people asking me how to make them look like Kim Kardashian. I reply with, "how about looking like yourself"?
Most say because they don't like the they look. I take this as low self esteem, little or no acceptance, and zero confidence.

Of course women wanna look good, we want to be fabulous and attractive, most do anyway.
But if you don't feel fulfilled in that category, don't set that as your benchmark for being a woman!

Everyone transitions differently, and we all start with different genetics.
I achieved my goal while making new ones everyday. I set the bar high for myself.
I spend about 30s hours a week swimming, spinning, and doing yoga on a very low cal diet. I've been doing it for nearly a year and a half.
I feel that in most cases, if you want it that badly, most can get to their goals if you truly sacrifice for them. That's all.

I'm not here to have people judge me, I honestly never thought that'd be a problem.
I'm truly here to help while I'm transitioning publicly as I may relocate and live a more private lifestlye in a couple of years. Until then, I'm open and I wanna help others.
There are a lot of knowledgeable people here, I figured I could offer my advice when it's requested.

I feel horrible if I've offended anyone with my video or my replies about it. Those were not my intentions.

If you guys have anymore questions for me I will be available on Facebook for the time being. Believe it or not, my video has connected with others, and they're reaching out to me.
They are in need of some advice and QNA, and I want to help them. If you come over, message me and tell me that you're from susans, I will add you as soon as I see ya. :)
I will leave y'all alone, I want this to be a peaceful place. /Snip 

I know I don't post often anymore, but I would like to say something if I may. I think you have touched on something very very important and I would like to add my opinion as well. I think a lot of trans-women, in general, have this misconception that transition is all about the outward appearance. When transition becomes vanity based it is almost doomed to hardship and frustration. I think it becomes this shallow goal that ultimately will leave you wondering why you still aren't happy or satisfied. Beauty and youth are fleeting. Becoming beautiful on the inside will reward you for the rest of your life.

 In my opinion transition should be about becoming who you are. Embracing who you are and really doing some soul searching to become your authentic self. In my own experience, that is what I have done. In my case it just so happened that once I found myself and really explored my authentic self, the outward appearance fell into place. I think knowing and loving who are should be paramount to becoming some beautiful bombshell. Not everyone is born with the looks or the financial freedom to modify themselves to look how they want. We should all be striving to become your own person. Beautiful in our own ways. Its our flaws and uniqueness that make us truly beautiful.

I would have gave you a reputation point but apparently I'm not a member. At any rate, I wanted to offer my own opinion. Thank you for stating that point. I think it needed to be highlighted and brought to the forefront of peoples transition.

<3 Liv

Edit:
I realize that I have posted something like this in a vanity thread. But I think that this fits with the theme of "Before and After" I think all too often the pictures only reflect the physical, when most of the time the biggest changes are mental and emotional. I just wanted to commend you for touching on the most important (in my opinion) part of transitioning into who you really are. Whatever and whomever that may be. :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Comrade Eva on February 10, 2014, 05:44:04 am
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/07e4dcfd270171dee663df13711ba342/tumblr_mminz4Vf2T1sp8vs2o1_400.png)
May 2013
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/0b5ce5629d036e37eea41fcb653ee343/tumblr_n0pt4iMZT01sp8vs2o3_1280.jpg)
February 2014
at the time of the first picture I would never have been confident enough to wear what I did in the second picture
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: MadeleineG on February 10, 2014, 06:06:53 am
Eva, I think you look quite lovely :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on February 10, 2014, 10:42:45 am

You really don't look at all like the same person Vanessa, you've made great progress and I'm sure that we can all relate to the feelings and self doubts that come along with the program, but you're doing well dear! I wonder if perhaps you're upper lip may have been dealing with an infection from the electrologist's needle? Perhaps you may need some antibiotics!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Apples Mk.II on February 10, 2014, 01:09:13 pm
Every time I think about detransitioning, I will look at this:

(http://i.imgur.com/jXB4BBD.jpg)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Bardoux on February 10, 2014, 01:40:52 pm
You really don't look at all like the same person Vanessa, you've made great progress and I'm sure that we can all relate to the feelings and self doubts that come along with the program, but you're doing well dear! I wonder if perhaps you're upper lip may have been dealing with an infection from the electrologist's needle? Perhaps you may need some antibiotics!

Thanks Shan :) , you know it's crazy but for some reason an infection never entered my mind :s. A friend of mine is a junior doctor and he just said put a barrier cream on it and let it heal. Though with it being two months on i should probably book with a dermatologist.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Carrie Liz on February 10, 2014, 02:03:40 pm
Every time I think about detransitioning, I will look at this:

(http://i.imgur.com/jXB4BBD.jpg)

Don't. You just look so much happier!

And this is one of the things that keeps reminding me to never go back too... looking at the recent pictures and realizing that I actually like them, and the before pictures and realizing how much I hate them.

You're doing great! I think you have a beautiful face, and seeing a smile on someone who wasn't smiling before is so great. :) You're beautiful. Don't let yourself doubt it.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kyra553 on February 12, 2014, 12:49:00 pm
No HRT magic (yet)  just simple change of clothes and make-up  ;)

Whatcha all think?

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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: FalseHybridPrincess on February 12, 2014, 01:07:09 pm
No HRT magic (yet)  just simple change of clothes and make-up  ;)

Whatcha all think?

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really nice :)

hrt will make it even more amazing :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: oh hai! on February 12, 2014, 03:55:39 pm
Every time I think about detransitioning, I will look at this:

(http://i.imgur.com/jXB4BBD.jpg)

Don't. You just look so much happier!

And this is one of the things that keeps reminding me to never go back too... looking at the recent pictures and realizing that I actually like them, and the before pictures and realizing how much I hate them.

You're doing great! I think you have a beautiful face, and seeing a smile on someone who wasn't smiling before is so great. :) You're beautiful. Don't let yourself doubt it.

Who's that sad-looking miserable dude? Girl you look more and more beautiful every picture. Carrie don't stop either! You are becoming wonderfully feminine :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Elizabeth1 on February 15, 2014, 12:18:09 am
I'm so encouraged and impressed by the progress all the girls here have made! It gives me the hope that I can transition and be accepted for who I am within the community. Having had  my diagnosis of gender dysphoria I still waiting for contact from the clinic to get the go ahead to start hrt. I'm getting desperate fast approaching 50. The more time that passes I worry about how ineffective the changes will be!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on February 15, 2014, 10:36:39 am
No HRT magic (yet)  just simple change of clothes and make-up  ;)

Whatcha all think?

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Natallie, you're a total stunner already!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Apples Mk.II on February 15, 2014, 03:40:57 pm
Who's that sad-looking miserable dude? Girl you look more and more beautiful every picture. Carrie don't stop either! You are becoming wonderfully feminine :)

Still a fake smile that doesn't reflects how I feel. I'm far more depressed than the old dude. It's one of those things I had to learn with transition, how to make something that looks like a smile.
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Zoë on February 15, 2014, 11:15:26 pm
Hi everyone! I just found this forum tonight, just started HRT on Valentine's Day... But oh well! I'll post anyway! :D

Back in November:
(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/t1/1450068_396623327135251_737809489_n.jpg)

About 3 weeks ago:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1/76277_427575744040009_1473507893_n.jpg)

A week ago:
(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/v/t34/1624205_428303557300561_970286002_n.jpg?oh=0de7d8dbd69dc9119cd8c97516f28468&oe=53026E74)
(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/v/t34/1797273_428303560633894_1072058769_n.jpg?oh=37ead121ad09de324f13cbb36900304e&oe=5302835A)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: V M on February 16, 2014, 12:48:00 am
Cute pic.s Zoë  8)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on February 16, 2014, 10:48:42 am
Cute pic.s Zoë  8)

+1  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Harlow on February 16, 2014, 05:07:49 pm
No HRT magic (yet)  just simple change of clothes and make-up  ;)

Whatcha all think?

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Whut?!? No HRT, no fair!! You're going to look amazing!

Wait, Edit: You already look amazing, but when you start HRT it will be a reality!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Alaia on February 17, 2014, 02:54:21 am
Hi everyone! I just found this forum tonight, just started HRT on Valentine's Day... But oh well! I'll post anyway! :D
Congrats on starting HRT! Those pics are cute, you'll do great ^^
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Kaylee on February 17, 2014, 05:04:28 pm
It's been about 6 months since my last photo in this thread and I just thought I'd post an update.  I've been on transition level HRT for about 11 months now and feel like things are really starting to go my way.  New job with a £5K payrise where no one knows I'm trans apart from my boss - I worked with her for quite awhile a few years ago, and one person that figured it out.

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According to conversations my boss has overheard apparently I've been rated as an 8/10 by the guys on my team, I'm happy with that!!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Shantel on February 17, 2014, 05:07:28 pm
It's been about 6 months since my last photo in this thread and I just thought I'd post an update.  I've been on transition level HRT for about 11 months now and feel like things are really starting to go my way.  New job with a £5K payrise where no one knows I'm trans apart from my boss - I worked with her for quite awhile a few years ago, and one person that figured it out.

[Image Removed]
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Sarah leah on February 17, 2014, 05:36:40 pm

Wow you are very pretty :)


 :icon_geekdance: If I am even half that when I get Hrt I will party like it is 2000 :P
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: stephaniec on February 17, 2014, 06:05:32 pm
It's been about 6 months since my last photo in this thread and I just thought I'd post an update.  I've been on transition level HRT for about 11 months now and feel like things are really starting to go my way.  New job with a £5K payrise where no one knows I'm trans apart from my boss - I worked with her for quite awhile a few years ago, and one person that figured it out.

[Image Removed]looks like your doing great
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Andaya on February 18, 2014, 11:10:02 am
Just shy of 7 months now, and I'm feeling quite happy with the changes so far:
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Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: RainbowGuacamole on February 18, 2014, 11:40:08 am
It's been about 6 months since my last photo in this thread and I just thought I'd post an update.  I've been on transition level HRT for about 11 months now and feel like things are really starting to go my way.  New job with a £5K payrise where no one knows I'm trans apart from my boss - I worked with her for quite awhile a few years ago, and one person that figured it out.

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You are very pretty and that hair color looks great on you! You also look a lot younger in your current picture than you did in boy-mode. Amazing transformation!
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: FalseHybridPrincess on February 18, 2014, 02:49:28 pm
It's been about 6 months since my last photo in this thread and I just thought I'd post an update.  I've been on transition level HRT for about 11 months now and feel like things are really starting to go my way.  New job with a £5K payrise where no one knows I'm trans apart from my boss - I worked with her for quite awhile a few years ago, and one person that figured it out.

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Just wow amazing , your post gives me hope , im 2 months in and  I just cant wait for time to pass  :)
Title: Re: The All New 'Before & After Topic (v 2.0)
Post by: Andaya on February 18, 2014, 08:32:17 pm