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Pregnant, high BMI and really really sad

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#1 Daffodillegs



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Posted 12 May 2020 - 10:11 AM

I am 11 weeks and never imagined I would be at a BMI of 35.5, let alone when I was pregnant. 

I got down to 10.5 stone four years ago (that’s probably still huge for loads of you I know but it felt amazing to me). When I got with my boyfriend he didn’t want me to restrict anymore so I stopped and started going to the gym. I was going 5-6 times a week and finally felt like food was balanced. 

two years ago I started a law degree on top of my full time job which was hell on earth and left me with zero time to do anything other than read. I didn’t have time to food shop, let alone go to the gym. I made the decision to leave my job in February to finish the last part of my degree and get myself back down to a healthy weight. But then a close friend was killed in a car crash, I found out I was pregnant and then the pandemic truly hit the UK and I was terrified to go outside. For the last 7 weeks I have only left the house 4 or 5 times, which has not helped my weight at all.


I’m now disgusted with myself and can’t believe that I wasted all my hard work and restricting to end up like this. I have cried a lot today. I feel disgusting and broken and can’t believe that on top of this I still have to finish my law degree which feels pointless given that I will now never become a barrister because of the baby.


sorry for ranting. I am just really broken and sad and can’t find any support groups for pregnant women with high BMIs so I came back here. Any advice for losing weight whilst pregnant is welcome. So far today I have had Greek yoghurt with blueberries and honey for breakfast and some baked beans and cheese on a small ciabatta.



SW - 151.2
HW - 200 (5 years ago, normally was 187 / 190)

NG1 - 147 CW - 146.6 8/6/16
NG2 - 139
NG3 - 132
NG4 - 125

NG5 - 118


#2 Tinybutfierce



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Posted 14 May 2020 - 02:51 PM

Hey! I'm 19 weeks along and at a higher BMI too. It's tough. I struggle to force myself to eat sometimes but figure it out, ya know? I just try to focus on feeding baby. I don't think about feeding myself, it is feeding baby. I look forward to trying to regain my prepregnancy shape though. I had finally gotten somewhere I wasn't miserable and then husband and I decided to try for #3. Lol

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