May is here and it is a busy month. I head to court today and, if all goes as planned, I’ll get to change my name and gender marker on my driver’s license. Then I get to run the gauntlet to change all the other documents that make up the fabric of my identity.
The month of May also brings a trip to Atlanta where I’ll see with my future surgeon. He’s visiting from Serbia to speak at a urology conference. I hope this meeting will put me at ease about going so far away on my own for a major procedure. I’m scheduled for surgery in November – and it will be here before I know it.
At the end of May I’ll be heading to the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference. I look forward to meeting other guys who have traveled to Serbia for surgery. I’ve corresponded with many of them online the past few months and I have been so impressed with their willingness to help those of us just starting our transition.
And now for some fitness numbers…
Over the past 24 days I have lost 4 pounds (I lost 5 pounds of fat and gained one pound of muscle). Body fat dropped from 39.2% to 36.8%. My diet (primal) and exercise (2 hours lifting, 1 hour cardio, and 15 miles hilly walking per week) stayed the same – the only thing that changed was adding the 5 minute cold water showers twice daily (and ice packs as time permits). Next step – move from showers to full body ice baths. Glad we are heading into summer here in Wisconsin!