Post-Cesarean Weight Loss

One of the things that devastated me the most about needing a c-section was the length of recovery.  I was so looking forward to starting to work out sooner and losing the baby weight, plus some weight that I had been working off before I found out I was pregnant.  I’m still eagerly anticipating getting back into my Tae-Bo, pilates and Jillian Michaels’ 30-Day Shred workouts.

Anyway…despite the advice I received from nurses not to step on the scale for at least three weeks due to water retention, I stepped on the scale.  Last week, I had dropped 15 pounds post-partum.  I was super pumped about that, considering I hadn’t been able to move around much!  Today, after seeing some bony-ness returning to my feet, I decided to jump on the scale again.  And now I’m down 20 pounds!  Considering I had gained 30 during my pregnancy, I am super excited with my progress.  My two-week OB checkup is tomorrow and I’m going to try not to let myself get upset at their scale.  I always weigh more there, plus I have an afternoon appointment when my water retention is worse.

My goal is to have all of the baby weight gone by my six-week checkup.  I’m looking forward to going for family walks to help me in this endeavor.

How did you lose weight after a c-section?  

Comments

  1. Great job, hon! Keep up the good work. I think that taking care of little C is a great weight loss program. I lost 3 pounds. I think I’ll be coming back so I can lose more weight! haha! Just be careful not to overdo it. It will happen when your body is ready.

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