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?