Here are posts from kids, who say they eat because they are sad, bored, stressed, lonely, depressed, angry, nervous, frustrated, or even when they feel happy. Some say they feel they are 'addicted' to foods. Here are three articles on comfort eating - 1, 2, 3 - and four videos:

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From Anonymous, Age 18 - 07/28/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'9", Start: 220 lb, Today: 190 lb (BMI %tile: 91), Goal: 160 lb - I used to come on this site whenever I was younger, and I never really did anything about losing weight. I was a huge emotional eater, and I still struggle with it sometimes.
Since January I've been watching what I put in my mouth, and I barely saw any results until June whenever I went out and bought some Jillian Michaels exercise/cardio DVD's, started walking 30 minutes every evening and eating a healthy 1,200 calorie diet (three 400 calorie meals). It's been since June first, when I weighed 210 pounds, and I've seen HUGE results! I've dropped three pants sizes, one shirt size, and I'm starting to see muscle definition!
I wish all of you the best of luck with reaching your weight loss goals, don't let the little things bring you down!

From Melissa, Age 16 - 07/23/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 183 lb, Today: 186 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 125 lb - I've gained all 17 pounds I lost back plus a few more. Itakes me sad to see the scale so I avoid the whole situation by eating. I don't want to gain anymore. So I am starting my diet today. and to start it off I have a family party tonight which will be the ultimate beginning test for me to see how much self control I have. I'm hoping for the best. My mom bought a badminton set yesterday and I fully intend on putting it to use. I gotta go, we are cleaning out our storage room...I guess lifting and moving all that stuff is good exercise.... Well bye! Wish me luck!

From camery, Age 14 - 07/15/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Today: 250 lb - I'm 250 lb and my family always tell me to loose a way thay make fun of me it dousnt help ' it makes me mad and I eat more in spite.I felt realy sad.but now I feal more self worth and now I'm starting to loose weight .

From haley, Age 16 - 06/28/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'9", Start: 230 lb, Today: 230 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - ok the names haley and i am overweight and i know that. it doesnt seem to help when my mom tells me that i need to loose weight yeah i know its true but it still hurts. I really eat when im depressed. i know that i dont eat like snacks as much as i do breads and thats my problem. I mean i love school and have alot a friends but i dont really talk to anyone besides them bc im afraid of rejection but i wanna start drinking lots of water and exercising alot more so i can get slimmer but wish me luck anyways
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From Amanda, Age 21 - 06/25/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 225 lb, Today: 155 lb (BMI: 24), Goal: 145 lb - woah. I'm on my LAST TEN POUNDS!!! i cant believe it!!! So basically, in the last 3 years i've lost a total of 70 pounds... what!? I remember being 225 thinking i'd be fat and miserable forever. but now i can go shopping and buy whatever i want pretty much. still a bit more to go though! just goes to show you you CAN do it, i was and still am soo lazy, its just a matter of training yourself not to eat out of boredom or just for fun. eat because you're hungry and to survive. good luck guys!

From Joey, Age 17 - 06/23/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'9.5", Start: 201 lb, Today: 199.8 lb (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 125 lb - Hi guys , today I posted what I ate yesterday, but heres my today! Kashi cereal bar and grapefruit for breakfast, ceaser salad and unsweetened iced tea for lunch, plus black iced coffee (no sugar or cream) healthy stirfry for dinner( I had about 3 cups to muchg though.) I also had a slice of cheescake and two bowls of frozen yogourt with strawberry jam. So that was really bad :( I think im stress eating cuz of exams, I had about 4 glasses of water today, and did not get much excercise, so i will be amazed if i lose tomorrow.
It was hard to post this because of how much i let myself down, but I figured if i lied the only person Id be hurting was myself.
Im gonna start fresh tomorrow :)

From stace, Age 19 - 06/21/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5.5", Start: 181 lb, Today: 181 lb (BMI %tile: 93), Goal: 115 lb - Okay I officially started my weight loss once again. I'm currently 128 pounds and gained 4 pounds >.< I was just indulging in so much sweets and junk for the past 2 months but I'm on my A game now!! :) I have been going through so much family turmoils and I thought this was my only way out. Anyhow, I was hoping if anyone can recommend toning dvds? I'm hoping to buy the 30 day shred dvd by Jillian Michael and another beneficial intense workout d.v.d that I was hoping you guys would recommend. thanks!
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From sydney, Age 14 - 06/16/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 176 lb, Today: 175 lb (BMI %tile: 96), Goal: 125 lb - Hey guys, I have been struggling with my weight for a while. But this past school year was the absolute worst. There was this kid literally half my height making up rumors about me and doing all this mean stuff. He made signs about my weight and held it up in class and the teacher just laughed along acting like it was no big deal! Anyway, I also have scoliosis, I curved spine. It is becoming more servere because of my weight. I have pinched a nerve before and ended up on the floor for 3 hours! I just want to fix my weight soon for my mental and physical health! For some more support go to it helps I lost 7 pounds and ended up gaining it back from the binge eating after the bullying. But, plz help me I have to lose weight by 8th grade, I have to look good for the dance, p.e.(we all dread it), and just want to be able to run for miles. I am starting to train for a marathon for when I am 16 that way I have a lot of time to fix my issues and build up endurance. Thanks guys and please comment! & go to

From Lola, Age 15 - 06/12/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 250 lb, Today: 250 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - I've battled my weight pretty much my entire life, and im sick of it. It seems like ive been tryin to lose weight since i was 11. At that time i got so fed up with my weight that i went on a serious diet and exercise program. I lost a lot of weight really quickley and i got in amazing shape. But i became so obsessed with my weight that i wasn't really happy anymore. I became depressed and it seemed like my life was falling apart. Around the same time, my older sister was diagnosed with brain cancer, and the one person i thought i could trust, my best friend totally went behind my back and was spreading rumors. It felt like my life was over. I soon gave up running and let my grades drop, i simply didnt care anymore. I didnt see a point in caring. Since then my depression has gotten much better, but in those four years i had many counslers and went from one depression medication ... (view more)
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From melanie, Age 16 - 05/30/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 135 lb, Today: 150 lb (BMI %tile: 92), Goal: 125 lb - so it always happens to me that over the summer i lose like twenty pounds because all i do is work out. but then the school year starts and i get stressed and i eat. and then the fall swim team season ends and i no longer get exercise, but i kepp eating like i would when i work out (4,000+ calories a day) and then i start putting weight back on. i hate it. so i was looking forward to this summer thinking that i will lose weight again, but i don't think i can do it anymore. im sick of exercising and i love dessert. im trying to make an effort to be better but i kepp slipping up. does anyone have any advice on staying motivated, or any fun exercises i could use to switch up my routine of swim, run, bike, weight lift?
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From Maya, Age 13 - 05/25/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 254.2 lb, Today: 254.2 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - Before I start I think I just threw up (not really) ... My god I am over weight. Now to begin (sorry about that). I am a 13 year old girl about to enroll in high school and you know all the drama starts there. I have been gaining weight since I came to the US from Hong Kong, China. My problem is that I eat when I am stressed, depressed, and also (this might be unusual) as a way to keep me up at night so I can finish homework... Almost like coffee (although I don't drink it)... Any way I really have been trying to make an effort to stay healthy and get slimmer... in fact I am going to a weight loss camp this summer. Also I LOVE fruits and vegetables so there is no problem there. As well as that ever since my mom left (not for ever just for 4 weeks) I have been loosing weight. my dad says its because shes almost like a crutch, always there trying to help- almost pampering (which I... (view more)

From Jess, Age 16 - 05/14/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 195 lb, Today: 159 lb (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 130 lb - Nooo I don't know what happened today, I just felt awful emotionally, I skipped school and went to the mall and bought a burrito and a big bag of chips and came home and ate it all :(
then I ate supper with my dad (fish & chips) and THEN I started eating cookies.. I ate an entire row before I realized what I was doing.
I started looking up the calories and the chips alone were 1300.
I know tomorrow is a new day but I feel so terrible right now!
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From Heather, Age 17 - 04/28/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 198 lb, Today: 165 lb (BMI %tile: 89), Goal: 125 lb - hey everyone, i have a problem with controlling my eating im getting to the last fourty pounds of my weight loss and i can work out like no bodys buisness, i run at least twice a day but when it comes to eating i cant control myself, even when im not hungry i eat and ill even be saying what are you doing your not hungry but it doesnt seem to help does any one have any tips to try?
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From Audrey, Age 15 - 04/28/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7.5", Start: 179 lb, Today: 179 lb (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 150 lb - Well I promised myself that I wouldn't ever weigh as much as I do. I have wanted to be skinny for a long time, but whenever I am bored I eat. When I am really stressed I eat A LOT! And everytime I always get really mad at myself. Two years ago I had everything uner control and I lost 20 pounds, but it all came back and for some reason I just can't control it now. All I want to do is eat. Please help!
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From bAILEY, Age 10 - 04/17/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 4'9", Start: 115 lb, Today: 115 lb (BMI %tile: 97), Goal: 80 lb - Hi i have been over weight for as long as i could rememer.i eat when i am bored what do i do
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