COMFORT EATING

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 Rachel, Age 14 - 07/19/04 - IP#: 24.31.201.xxx  Click here to reply  
URGH I'm so frustrated right now. I don't know what my problem is! I keep eating crappy food! I hate myself! I want to lose 10 lbs this summer but how the heck am I going to if I keep eating like this! I realize the only way I'll be happy is if I lose this weight so why can't I just STOP EATING ALL THIS JUNK. I'm so mad right now... but I swear tomorrow's going to be different. At the end of the day I'm going to be able to come on here and be proud. I know I'm going to do this.
Reply from Racheal, Age 14 - 07/23/04  - IP#: 205.188.116.xxx
Reply from Liz, Age 15 - 07/20/04  - IP#: 198.81.26.xxx
Reply from Stacey, Age 14 - 07/19/04  - IP#: 66.169.173.xxx
Reply from June bug, Age 14 - 07/19/04  - IP#: 64.202.16.xxx

From Henry, Age 14 - 07/18/04 - IP#: 205.188.116.xxx  Click here to reply  
I WEIGHED 140 POUNDS AND WAS 5 FEET 4 IN MAY AND WAS JUST A LITTLE CHUBBY. NOW THAT ITS SUMMER AND REALLY HOT OUT I STAY INSIDE THE HOUSE AND EAT AND WATCH TV. I AM STILL 5 FEET 4 BUT NOW WEIGH 171 POUNDS AND AM GETTING A FAT STOMACH.MY SHIRTS ARE TIGHT AND I OUTGREW MY DUNGAREES. SINCE I'M AN ONLY CHILD I DONT HAVE MUCH TO DO.MY FATHER WEIGHS 180 POUNDS OR SO AND SAYS THAT MY WAIST IS BIGGER THAN HIS AND THAT I AM LOOKING LIKE A FAT PIG. I SAW MY FRIEND RECENTLY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE SCHOOL ENDED AND HE SAID " WOW YOUR REALLY FAT" AND STARTED CALLING ME FATSO AND STUFF. I SLEPT OVER HIS HOUSE THAT NIGHT AND I CAUGHT HIM TAKING PICTURES OF MY FAT STOMACH TO SHOW HIS FRIENDS I WAS SO UPSET I RAN HOME AND HAVEN'T SEEN HIM SINCE. MEANWHILE I JUST KEEP EATING OUT OF BOREDOM AND DEPRESSION, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Reply from anne, Age 17 - 07/20/04  - IP#: 158.65.120.xxx
Reply from Catherine, Age 15 - 07/18/04  - IP#: 67.168.60.xxx
Reply from Kaitlyn, Age 14 - 07/18/04  - IP#: 216.74.216.xxx

From Shane, Age 13 - 07/16/04 - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx  Click here to reply  
Hi,I'm 13 and am currently on summer vacation from school. In the past month or so I've had nothing to do and I dont go to camp, so i ate. I am 5 foot 6 and weighed 135 lbs last month. now i weigh almost 150 lbs. i'm getting a flabby stomach and my jeans no longer need a belt and are getting tight. My 18 and 16 year old brothers are making fun of me and poking my belly. Both of them are saying that i'm blowing up like the good year blimp. They are thin but they eat all the candies and whatever else they want. I want to lose weight but I have zero to do so i eat. And eat and eat and eat.....
Reply from mee, Age 15 - 07/16/04  - IP#: 152.163.253.xxx
Reply from Marilyn, Age 14 - 07/16/04  - IP#: 24.61.55.xxx
Reply from Catherine, Age 15 - 07/16/04  - IP#: 67.168.60.xxx

From Jerricha, Age 15 - 07/15/04 - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx  Click here to reply  
during the day i try so hard not to eat junk food and to eat smaller amounts of food..but at night time i cant help my self i eat anything i can get my hands on
Reply from jerricha~~ to ash, Age 15 - 07/15/04  - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx
Reply from Ash, Age 15 - 07/15/04  - IP#: 69.241.220.xxx

From ..., Age 16 - 07/12/04 - IP#: 24.190.116.xxx  Click here to reply  
today my grandpa died...and i ate all day. grrr. :'(
Reply from Lauren, Age 15 - 07/12/04  - IP#: 69.200.9.xxx
Reply from Katherine, Age 14 - 07/12/04  - IP#: 66.44.54.xxx

From Erica, Age 16 - 07/10/04 - IP#: 64.123.113.xxx  Click here to reply  
Hi i am 5 ft 3 in. and i weigh 140. It is mostly in my thighs and stomach area. I wish to make it smaller, but dread the thought of leaving behind the foods that i love. I am willing to stop snacking as long as i don't have to give up any certain type of food. I eat when i am bored. i don't have any problems with excersing, but i hate the outdoors. My overeating didn't start until i learned how to stress. I need to know ways to lose weight and excercise with out wanting to give up after the first day. That is what usually happens i want to give up after one day . Please i need major advice
Reply from Lauren, Age 15 - 07/11/04  - IP#: 69.200.9.xxx
Reply from Kaitlyn, Age 14 - 07/10/04  - IP#: 216.74.216.xxx
Reply from erin brackney, Age 16 - 07/10/04  - IP#: 207.198.23.xxx
Reply from Catherine, Age 15 - 07/10/04  - IP#: 67.168.60.xxx

From Kaitlyn, Age 14 - 07/09/04 - IP#: 68.119.244.xxx  Click here to reply  
Even if I do eat 2000 calories a day, if I excersize more can I? I love to eat, so a strict diet isn't good for me. Thanks
Reply from Jacquie, Age 15 - 07/09/04  - IP#: 4.131.18.xxx
Reply from Mandi, Age 17 - 07/09/04  - IP#: 208.243.85.xxx

From clifford, Age 15 - 07/08/04 - IP#: 67.40.165.xxx  Click here to reply  
ok as of this morning i weighed in at 183 which is great for me I am down 2 pounds from 185 and I feel great I dont think its water weight either cuz like it took forever for those to come off. All I do is not focus on food and eating so much and get other things in my life straightened out and stuff and go on a 10 mile bike ride everyday in the morning just to ride and think I feel that I really just need to get other things in my life under control and not sooo stressful so all I am goin to do is be active more then I normally am and then I am goin to just eat whut I want and when I am hungry and when i am bored and feel like eating ill try and do something else and same with being upset and stuff. Well good luck everyone
Reply from chelsea, Age 15 - 07/08/04  - IP#: 64.12.114.xxx
Reply from Catherine, Age 15 - 07/08/04  - IP#: 67.168.60.xxx
Reply from Jacquie, Age 15 - 07/08/04  - IP#: 4.131.20.xxx

From Ashley, Age 15 - 07/08/04 - IP#: 65.31.26.xxx  Click here to reply  
Man oh man do i need help!! see i'm 4'11 and 147 pounds short and chunky!and like i always say i'm gunna change my eating habits and exercise everyday and like i do good the 1st week and like i stop and give up! i'll be a sophomore this year and i want a change for myself i atleast would like to be 120 thats my goal weight i don't wanna be the fat girl n e more and its so depressing i cry all the time but i still eat so much! if n e one can give me some tips on how they lost weight and help me leave a relpy or email me at reynsraidero07@hotmail.com and thanks to n e one who leaves a reply or emails me! Ashley
Reply from Jacquie, Age 15 - 07/08/04  - IP#: 4.131.20.xxx
Reply from Stevie*Marie, Age 18 - 07/08/04  - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx

From rebel, Age 13 - 07/07/04 - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx  Click here to reply  
I figured out why i am so overweight because im unhappy andi eat i'm unhappy because im growing up with out a dad and i'm being forced to see him, I have been doing things i nomallywouldn't have done like tried smoking thew stuff in someone's car , shop lft if anyone knows any online cat rooms i could tal in please let me know.Thanx.
Reply from rebel 2 jacquie, Age 13 - 07/07/04  - IP#: 152.163.253.xxx
Reply from Jacquie, Age 15 - 07/07/04  - IP#: 4.131.21.xxx

From shortie, Age 13 - 07/07/04 - IP#: 149.174.164.xxx  Click here to reply  
I ate 3/4 of a gallon of cookies n cream icecream and a lot of pretzels and 3 microvable mac n cheeses I was doin ok 4 a while but then things have been going on in my family and i get depressed and eat :(
Reply from Catherine, Age 15 - 07/07/04  - IP#: 67.168.60.xxx

From cameran, Age 12 - 07/07/04 - IP#: 24.170.113.xxx  Click here to reply  
hi, my name is cameran and i am 12. i weigh 190 pounds what should i do to lose weight? i have tryed exersise 3 meals a day it just doesnt work because i love to eat! please give me some tips!
Reply from Stevie*Marie, Age 18 - 07/08/04  - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx
Reply from Jacquie, Age 15 - 07/07/04  - IP#: 4.131.22.xxx

From clifford, Age 15 - 07/06/04 - IP#: 67.40.165.xxx  Click here to reply  
god today i got upset cuz my dad called and was threatening to call the police to make me go with him tonight since i didnt want to go and i was cryin for like 30-60 mins and i was almost hyperventalating and I was just so scared and didnt no whut to do and was depressed i was hitting myself thorwing things and of course whut i hate is eating and now i feel bad even my 2 10 mile bike rides that burned 772 cals didnt help me any and I hate it and feel that I need to do something and I just feel like hurting myself i was hitting my self earlier cuz i was sooo upset and then i read this journal my mom started when i was 16 months and enede it like 2 years later and I was just really upset and it had stuff bout my cousin who died and my cousin who moved to chicago and havent seen in a while and I just wish everything would get better I hate my life and I am constantly eatin when i get... (view more)
Reply from jessica, Age 14 - 07/07/04  - IP#: 205.188.116.xxx
Reply from Catherine, Age 15 - 07/06/04  - IP#: 67.168.60.xxx
Reply from Kaitlyn, Age 14 - 07/06/04  - IP#: 216.74.216.xxx
Reply from JS, Age 12 - 07/06/04  - IP#: 148.167.126.xxx

From Melissa, Age 17 - 07/06/04 - IP#: 67.9.1.xxx  Click here to reply  
HI I'M 17 YEARS OLD AND I'M AROUND 5'5 AND WEIGHT 218 POUNDS. THE WEIGHT CALCULATER SAYS I'M OVERWEIGHT COMPARED TO OTHER TEENS MY AGE. I'M TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT BUT WHENEVER I GET SAD I ALWAYS EAT AND THAT DOESNT HELP THE PROBLEM. I JUST WISH I COULD BE SKINNY AND EVERYONE WOULD LIKE ME.
Reply from Anna, Age 16 - 07/06/04  - IP#: 68.248.212.xxx
Reply from Catherine to Melissa, Age 15 - 07/06/04  - IP#: 67.168.60.xxx
Reply from Tara, Age 15 - 07/06/04  - IP#: 66.90.199.xxx
Reply from STEVIE-MARIE, Age 18 - 07/06/04  - IP#: 205.188.116.xxx

From Anna, Age 16 - 07/06/04 - IP#: 68.248.212.xxx  Click here to reply  
im sooo misrable! i cant stop crying i thought losing weight was supposed to make to feel good, so why do i feel like crap?
Reply from Anna, Age 16 - 07/06/04  - IP#: 68.248.212.xxx
Reply from Catherine, Age 15 - 07/06/04  - IP#: 67.168.60.xxx

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