One of the big changes I have noticed in recent weeks is taste and appetite. My sweet tooth has gone and been replaced by savoury. However I do not have much of an appetite anymore and food is no longer a comfort thing.
It could be said this is all a great bonus as I am on a weight loss mission. The reality is I have to go with the flow a bit as I am learning my new likes and dislikes but yes the excess weight is still coming off at a steady rate.
My treat has changed from a sweet treat to a cheeseburger now and then, as I was never that keen on burgers and cheese that in itself says a lot. I still do not use fast food shops but make my own from venison.
I have to change a lot of my recipes as I am picking up on the sweetness that occurs naturally in food. Only yesterday I made pasta with a Bolognese sauce and just could not eat it as to me it tasted very sweet. Another recipe I need to experiment with to make it right.
This is one of those changes I was not expecting and it sure does not appear on any lists from the medics. I enjoy exploring cooking so it is all good fun but I can see it would be problematic for others.
Well it happened and I did not actually notice. It took a couple of friends to tell me my voice had dropped to a deep growl. That was a couple of weeks ago. Now I am paying attention of course.
I am not being misgendered on the phone anymore. In fact there is not even a question on the other end of the line when they ask for Mr and I answer accordingly. As a poet I read out loud a fair bit so hearing my own voice change was never going to be a guarantee as I hear it day in day out. Listening to some of the recordings I make of course I can now hear it.
As I have never had a high-pitch voice I was not expecting a dramatic change nor was I expecting it yet. At the beginning of January I had a raspy sore throat and my voice was cracking up and down a lot but of course I thought it was the sore throat causing it. The throat has healed and I am left with what my friend calls a growl, it does not crack at all.
I like how it sounds right now, it is a definite improvement on the non-descript husky tone of old that was neither one thing nor the other. It feels comfortable and I can live with it.
© JG Farmer 2015