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Once again, I've gone a long stretch without posting anything here. In the meantime, I started another blog that I haven't posted to in a long while either. This sort of thing seems to happen with alarming regularity. This provides an amusing counterpoint to part of what I want to talk about.

First off, it's been a couple of weeks since I got my blood test back. My cholesterol dropped 60 points. My HDL could stand to be a little higher, but my LDL is well back from where it used to be. But that's not all. In the course of my low-fat diet, complete with plenty of the ultra-bland quinoa? I lost 15 pounds. And I'm still losing weight, though much more slowly than I was.

Losing all that weight has really changed the shape of my face, and it's given me something approaching a figure, which I really like. The t-shirts I've been buying fit me way, way better now. The downside? My ultra-cute jeans don't fit me right anymore! My ugly-as-sin zipperbelt that I got for five bucks on clearance? I've taken it in to the last notch. There's no more leather after that one. Just zipper.

Optimus fucking Prime, I am so skinny and it is awesome. I look and feel so much better, which is a real self-esteem booster. It used to be that I'd take pictures of myself on my webcam and go "bleh," but now I do it and go "holy shit I look amazing!"

That picture was taken yesterday. I started taking hormones and dieting on April 7th (or, as I like to call it, my transbirthday), so I'm just shy of four months on hormones, albeit at a pretty low dose. But that's something else I need to bring up. 

Since I cut my cholesterol so much and lost so much weight, I got a prescription for a higher dose of estradiol. No more peewee dose for Vera! I've titrated up to the new dose and I've been at it for just a few days, but already I feel great. The biggest thing I've noticed is that I'm finding it a lot easier to be motivated to do things. For example - I recently ordered PC parts so I could build a better gaming rig (Deus Ex 3 is coming out soon, and you'd better believe I'm going to be playing that at full sexy). I realized that my living space needed a serious makeover if I was going to accomodate the monster tower I picked up for it, so I went on a cleaning spree the likes of which I haven't even contemplated in years. I've freed up so much space I'm honestly not sure what to do with it all (this last part is a lie, but it's a lie that sounds nice, so I'm going to hang on to it). A desire to wash my face (ick, breakouts) led to a full-on scrubdown of my bathroom sink and a monster dejunking along the way. it's a little thing, but it's making a big difference in my quality of life. 

I think part of why I haven't been posting here so much is because changes have been so gradual, I don't really stop to evaluate them until a whole host of them build up and I have to stop and say "Whoa, when did that happen?" 

Still. Four months in, still going strong. 
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