Scientific approach to transitioning

measure tape

 

As you guys and gals probably know, i’ll be starting hormone treatment in a few short months. Seeing as i love collecting data about everything, i thought why not do the same with my transition. Besides measuring changes to my body i will also try to take pictures every day (or every week if i can’t). However this does not mean i will post my face on here every day for a year, i’ll probably limit it to once or twice a month here. It’s more that i can see the big picture (no pun intended) at the end of the year when i make a video out of it. Every week (beginning on day 1 of hrt) i will post a short summary of what changes i’ve noticed and other things happening that might be interesting. Every month i’ll post changes in measurements from the starting point and other things i might have noticed. Don’t worry, i’ll still keep posting “normal” stuff happening in my life too ;).

So i’m going to list a few things here i want to measure (if possible) during my transition. I know some of the things on there aren’t likely to change on hormones, but i might be surprised. There are some things i do want to measure but are not listed here because those are things i think should be kept private (e.g. genital stuff).

The List:

  • Weight
  • Height
  • Feet (shoe) size
  • Shoulders
  • Biceps
  • Chest
  • Breast size
  • Bust
  • Upper bust
  • Under bust
  • Hand size
  • Wrist size
  • Waist
  • Hip(s)
  • Thighs
  • Waist to hip ratio
  • Waist to height ratio
  • Butt
  • Body shape
  • Face shape
  • Face length
  • Forehead length (across)
  • Jawline length
  • Cheek to cheek width
  • Lip size (thickness)
  • Hair length
  • Hair texture
  • Hair regrowth (scalp)
  • Facial hair (thick, coarse, sparse, whatever)
  • Body hair (legs)
  • Body hair (chest)
  • Body hair (other)
  • Skin texture (softness)
  • Acne
  • Physical strength
  • Erections (occurence of random boners)
  • Libido
  • Sense of smell
  • Emotions
  • Body odor
  • Sweat
  • Visibility of veins
  • Eye color
  • Food intake
  • Amount of energy available
  • Money spent (clothing, surgery, doctor visits etc.)

That’s all i’ve thought of so far. If any of you thinks anything is missing or would like to see something added to this list, please post it in a comment. I will post the actual measurements later on (or on day 1 hrt) because i haven’t really measured a lot so far. So yeah, i hope you guys like to see me mapping my progress/development like this :).

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8 thoughts on “Scientific approach to transitioning

  1. Hey Naomi, I think you may want to consider the thighs (top of the thigh) and around your ankle (I’ll start measuring this too starting next round which I make every 2 weeks ..

    I must say I’m very interested in knowing how you’ll measure or quantify certian things from the above list .. like lip size, cheek to cheek width ..

    Best of luck my dear, and looking forward to reading about your wonders of transition 🙂

    Love and hugs,
    Nour

    • Yeah that part is tricky, but by measuring emotions i mean describing if i find a change in my emotion(al ability). Right now they feel dull and disconnected, and that might change to something else (more often happy, able to cry more etc.). So yeah i’ll be describing what changes happen with those on the list that can’t be measures in metres, centimetres, inches or what have you.

      • Hmmm, that got me thinking, you can measure the average time between cry crazes (there will lots of those I assure you 🙂 ) how often your happy with no particular reason, how often you feel mood swings (if any) and for how long ..

        But again that got me thinking a bit more, if I personally would take too much measures at short intervals, I wouldn’t be able to actually enjoy the ride, I’d more of watching the gauges in the car dashboard rather than looking through the window, you what I mean ?

        At the end of the day, only you can decide what would work the best for you Naomi my dear, that was just me thinking out loud (I always do) 🙂

        Love,
        Nour

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