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. The tips from other kids may help you. Sorry, making replies and postings in this area is not set up yet. Here are three articles on comfort eating - 1, 2, 3 - and four videos:

From Stacy, Age 17 - 4/8/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply
Ht. 5'4", Start: 184 lb, Current: 178 lb, Goal: 140 lb - I follow weight watchers but haven't even been doing it the past two weeks. Im soo aggrivated with myself. I want/need to lose weight and yet ill just keep eating those choc bars to numb whatever feelings i have at that moment. Maybe its the weather. Maybe its stress from school and work. I dk. Im just upset. TOMORROW IS A NEW DAY! I SWEAR! I'M GETTING BACK ON TRACK!!!

From Beth, Age 19 - 4/7/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'2", Start: 240 lb, Current: 201 lb, Goal: 160 lb - hey everyone its been a while my diet is going aweful there for 2 weeks I was eating bad due to my mom being in the hospital she has cancer and shes in her end stage and it spread to her brain and they are thinking her liver also so I been so stressed and have been eating aweful today is a new day and Im going to get back on track.Im almost out of the 200's :) good luck everyone...
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Ht. 5'7", Start: 191 lb, Current: 175 lb, Goal: 145 lb - So me and my bf broke up early today because hes in Iraq and its kinda hard being 17 and dating someone whose 3000 miles away from you. We found that out the hard way it and I cant take him too any dances anyways he's 21. So we want to get back together when he gets home in Feb. of 09. So when I go and pick him up from the airport I want to surprise him weighing 145 lbs. I'm 172 right now. So if anyone has any ideas they can give me to loss the weight by then I would greatly appreciate them. Starting tomorrow I'm cutting sweets out of my diet including pop and energy drinks (which im addicted to) It's too cold for me to go outside and do any exercises right now so I need some indoor ones if you guys have any suggestions. Thanks.

From keytomyheart, Age 15 - 3/31/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'5", Start: 164 lb, Current: 180 lb, Goal: 145 lb - Hi. My mom just got this new job and she has to travel a lot now--like once a month for 3-7 days at a time. I'm not used to her being gone becuase she's like my soul mate and I don't really want to stay home with my dad. But I know I have to be mature and cope with this, only I'm afraid my emotional eating will get worse instead of better. What can I do during her trips?
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From Brittany, Age 14, female - 3/31/08 - IP#:
I have always struggled with my weight and i guess it was in my genes. My dad always says how big he was when he was young but when i look at old pictures of him i wanna cry. I really was huge. I am not proud to call myself an emotional eater but i know i am in one year after my best friend moved away i went from the 150's (even though i was already overweight) to over 190 at only like 5 2 i knew i needed to make a change so i thought you're 14 and you can barely run a 1/2 mile you need to make a change plus you really wanna get that hot body so i did it and since last september i have gotten down from 198 to 166 and i know that i have a long way to go but i know that all i have to say is wwasd (what would a skinny girl do) lol good luck

From melissa, Age 14 - 3/31/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'3", Start: 157 lb, Current: 148 lb, Goal: 130 lb - hey i usually exercise about 3 hours a week and i started losing weight but i can't stop eating. i eat usually when im bored and its often unhealthy food so i started gaining weight again and all my exercising has gone to waste. what can i do to stop eating?
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From Becky, Age 13 - 3/29/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'5", Start: 180 lb, Current: 180 lb, Goal: 135 lb - Hey guys! I have never been on this site before, but I like this site. It makes me feel like I'm not the only fat kid out there. I actually tried that BMI kind of made me sad because im obese. Out of 100 kids, I'm the fattest out of all of them. I am trying to lose weight but i really can't get modavated. I try diets, but after a while I get bored and pig out again. The thing i hate the most about being fat is not being good at running...having so much belly fat...and having strech marks. I'm sure that some of you no what I mean. I just need a friend that i can talk to about losing weight and being fat. If you want to im screen name is BeckyL3569 on aim.
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From kallen, Age 19 - 3/27/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'8", Start: 175 lb, Current: 175 lb, Goal: 138 lb - i realize im not super overweight but im so frustrated. in the last 2 and a half years ive gained about 30 lbs. im so frustrated with my weight. im addicted to food, seriously. ive always been chubby but i was able to control it until my senior year. now it just keeps coming. ive gained 6 pounds since fall. i want to weight what i did as a junior, i was cute! ugh! can someone help me?!

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From Tina, Age 16 - 3/22/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'5", Start: 208 lb, Current: 201 lb, Goal: 125 lb - I had cereal for breakfast then I went shopping with my sister and I tried on about 15 pairs of jeans. Nothing fit me well. Then when I came home I had a smoothie and checked my weight and I was so angry and fustrated. All the hard work I had done was nothing. I ate 3 devil dogs and 2 bowls of icecream. I dont know why im not losing weight because I've been eating so well and exercising a lot. Next wednesday I have my first "lady" doctor appointment if you know what I mean and Im really nervous. Im starting to wonder if the thanks for listening. Keep up the good work.

From Megan, Age 18 - 3/23/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'4", Start: 180 lb, Current: 175 lb, Goal: 140 lb - I am so tired of always being the fattest person. i always want to dress cute and things but nothing ever fits. I am tired of avoiding things because i'm not sure i can do it. I am an emotional eater so i eat to avoid what im feeling. sometimes food carries me through the day. my senior ball and graduation are coming up soon and i really want to be able to get a pretty dress as well as a date!!! I just can't force myself to lose the weight. any suggestions or thoughts?

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I hate myself because I am overweight . I hope to get thin next year . Why I always eat when I am happy or sad ?

From Sophia, Age 12 - 3/9/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'7", Start: 187 lb, Current: 190 lb, Goal: 145 lb - I have been trying soo hard to move forward with everything that I deal with stress wise and just my life. Starting in about first grade I relized that some kids will put you down, I didnt know how to handle that so I ate away my emotions. Now all of that eatting has made me feel worse and almost 200 pounds at 12 years old.

From Nailpolish , Age 14 - 3/4/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'5", Start: 187 lb, Current: 185 lb, Goal: 130 lb - I have been doing so much cardio, its crazy but i feel good when i do it. But the only thing i still can't stop doing is eating past 7. My mom says if i want to make a life style change like this then i have to take baby steps and im not going to give up everything at once. So i geuss i have to take that into consideration. Like right now i just want to go and raid the fridge. I am addicted to food. And honstly i think im going to get something to eat after this just out of boredum its hard not too. Its very late so maybe i just need to go to bed and see how i do tomarrow. Was it hard like this for everyone at first? So bye and good luck to everyone

From Sara, Age 16 - 3/3/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'8", Start: 330 lb, Current: 283 lb, Goal: 150 lb - Haha, down another pant size. I am so excited. Plus, I lost four more pounds. I know I have a lot to go, but every pound counts. I really haven't been working out. It is way to cold and I have been busy. I cannot wait for summer. I will be working and swimming, and doing etc. I hate being stuck in the house during winter. I get bored and eat. Not the best thing. Only 8 more pant sizes to go. Do you think I can do it?
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From Laura, Age 12 - 3/2/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'4", Start: 170 lb, Current: 165 lb, Goal: 130 lb - I am obese as this site says and all my friends are like 81pounds and 100 friends say I'm not big but i know the truth and i just wanna lose 30 pounds by october. ive been over weight since i could remember and i just feel sad-i think my big problem is depresstion cause my cousin well did something really bad to herself and now she is no longer here, even tho she was like 12 years older then me,we were great friends and since she died i ate more then i am suppose to.

From Motivated, Age 18 - 2/29/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'6", Start: 215 lb, Current: 211 lb, Goal: 150 lb - please. for the love of god and all that is holy to anyone- PLEASE stop writing "been" as "bine"- my brain threatens to have an aneurysm every time i read that- and i'm totally not a grammar nazi or anything- it has just been written so wrongly and so often i can't stand it anymore. otherwise, hi- i'm new here but i've been reading for a while. i've gained 70lbs over the past 4 years and would like to get that off asap, not by obsessing over food- but by eating normally and being active- so far i am 4lbs down and would like to be 10lbs down by the end of march or sooner. i am happy and no longer need to stress eat and emotional binge- but compulsive eating and overeating is so built into the routine of my every day life it is very difficult for me to stop.

From Sonnie, Age 15 - 2/19/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'5", Start: 263 lb, Current: 260 lb, Goal: 145 lb - hey i've just started losing weight again and i find that it is much harder then the first time i was wondering if somebody can give sum advice on how to lose all this weight ive put on from stress....if u give me what books are weight loss tapes that would work that would be good...much love and hopefully weight loss....

From Nailpolish , Age 13 - 2/17/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'5", Start: 187 lb, Current: 179 lb, Goal: 130 lb - So lastnight i went though old shorts and tees and alot don't fit me so i set my self to lose so i can fit into those but im also happy cuz i have lost 2 lbs!!!! whoo hooo =] but im going to go and do crunches now i have been doing so much lately i think its helping alot!!! my biggest problem is eating when im not hungry tho

From Ashly, Age 14 - 2/15/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'3", Start: 210 lb, Current: 210 lb, Goal: 175 lb - Okay so I haven't posted a bulliton for a while. But the last time I was on here was probably a year ago, I was about 205, during the summer, I was 191, but then when school started a gained weight and now im 210 [about]. Maybe its from all the stress? I mean, I have a boyfriend, and I always notice him looking at other girls at school, and they have great bodies, obviously. I just really want to be healthy, for myself mostly, and also for him. I know my weight shouldn't matter in our relationship, right?? or should it,, idk tips.. but knowing the fact that he is like 130 lbs, upsets me, is reality, i should weigh less than him.. One of my weaknesses is hot cheetos, im addicted to them, litterally. I eat them almost everyday. Also, once i start munching on something, its hard for me to put it down, even if i am full. Any ideas or tips? Much appreciated [:
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From ShiningStar, Age 14 - 2/13/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'6", Start: 184 lb, Current: 182 lb, Goal: 145 lb - Hi! This is my first post on Blubber Busters in...uh...gosh, it's been so many centuries I can't even remember! Anyway, I've returned because I am disgusted with my life. See, I started off at 184 lbs in Feb. of 2006. I bought The Diet for Teenagers Only, an amazing book, and began to turn my life around. I got as low as 164 lbs in May of 2007, but then I had some really awful family tragedies during the summer, and my stress level skyrocketed. I started relying on food for comfort and at night I'd feel awful about my life AND diet and would bawl for an hour before falling into a unrestful sleep. I started waking up late and not feeling refreshed, and as the pounds crept back on I began to "let myself go." I didn't bother getting manicures or make my hair look nice anymore because my confidence was at an all-time low. Then. this month, I desperately bought a copy of "Body+Soul" Magazine in hopes of finding some help and after reading some of the most inspiring articles in my life felt as though someone had slapped me on the face. Hard. What was I doing sitting around moping, clogging my arteries and loosing my flexibility? Enough was enough! I realized I'd had the wrong attitude all along; I'd been to arrogant to ask for help, and as a result when hard times hit my progress backfired. Never again, I vow. Mid-terms have just ended and I'm starting to re-read my precious "food bible". Today I did Pilates for the first time in about 7 or 8 months and barely winded through it. So I've come here to keep me motivated to do my best every day. My birthday is next month, and I really want to weight at least 175 lbs by then. This year, my birthday resolution is to take a more positive outlook on life, appreciate what I have, learn to respect my body, and get in good shape for the rest of my life. This is my story, and I hope all of you will find lots of success! Good luck! :P

From cayla, Age 12 - 2/9/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'3", Start: 145 lb, Current: 150 lb, Goal: 100 lb - I feel so fat. It is not healthy for a 12 year old to way 150.Sombody please reply.I started out the year waying 145 and now way I way 150. If I keep living like this I will be the only person one earth that ways 700 pounds! I am unhappy because I eat Ieat cause I am unhappy. And now my 16 year old sister and my 19 year old brother all way the same not to menchen my 8 year old sister. Its just I see somthin good and eat till its gone!
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Ht. 5'9", Start: 245 lb, Current: 245 lb, Goal: 106 lb - hey .. I am 245 pounds and Im tired of looking fat? i have been fat all my life and i think its time to stop i am really stressing loosing weight is not as easy as it sounds. i am like addicted to food, i eat it because its there not because im hungry. when i eat i always take alout because i think that when i go back theres not going to be any more.. IM JUS TIRED ,';; TIRED OF LIVING MISERABLE BEING FAT
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From Jordan.Leah, Age 16 - 2/6/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'8", Start: 235 lb, Current: 235 lb, Goal: 165 lb - Hi my name is Jordan. This is my first time on here so I dont really no all what to say. I just turned 16 and i have been over weight since I was 7 years old. I am an emotional eater. I eat whenever im around food. its getting really out of hand and it needs to change fast. there is a history of heart disease AND heart attacs. most of my family is obese and i believe that is why i am too. but i want to change. my grandmother is really over and she has really bad problems with moving from place to place and she needs oxygen just from going to her living room. i dont want to be that way.i starting reading this really good book called THE ULTIMATE WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTION FOR TEENS by Jay McGraw....Dr. Phils son. it has really made me feel better about myself, it gives me the motivation i need to get up and moving. I actually WANT to change!!!
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im really fat and i love chocolate and its giving me a big belly and man boobs how do i stop being addicted

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Ht. 5'2", Start: 240 lb, Current: 228 lb, Goal: 180 lb - omg i'm so mad at myself i'm starting again tomorrow i'm going to start a journal on everything i do on the weight loss jorney and hopefully that'll help me to stop emotional eating i'm going to the gym when i can and when i can't go to the gym i'll workout in my house for about 1 hour but i'm going to try to go to the gym 4 times a week and in total workout 6 times a week well i'll be back on sunday i'm plaing on starting a new life i'm tired of being fat

From Kristen, Age 16 - 2/5/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'8", Start: 228 lb, Current: 186 lb, Goal: 175 lb - Ok, so i just first want to tell everyone that you all have been and inspiration and helped me so much for the past 4 months, just knowing that there are plenty of kids out there who are also going through the exact same things as me is comforting. Recently ive noticed that i had started to binge (only did it twice). It worried me because i didnt want it to become a habit. Losing weight is a learning process whether your trying to stop emotional eating, learning what to eat and what not to eat, learning portion control. Its all one big learning process that we have to get through day to day in order to be healthy. Basically, i forgave myself for my binges but i pledged that i would never do it again. So yesterday, I started a journal about my weight loss for my last 20-25 pounds that i want to lose because it gets harder and harder the closer you get to your goal weight. The most important lesson i have learned during this lifestlye change is learning to forgive myself. What are some of the lessons you have learned??

From Jason, Age 13 - 1/30/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'2", Start: 203 lb, Current: 200 lb, Goal: 165 lb - I am very obese...The other kids in the locker room make fun of me. This makes me very angry which makes me overeat alot. So far I can't break my eating habits and I lost 3 pounds in a month! Does anyone have any tips about weight loss and what to do about the taunting? Please help!

From Lucee, Age 16 - 1/28/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'8", Start: 171 lb, Current: 171 lb, Goal: 140 lb - Hey everyone. Yesterday was soooo bad i was stressing out big time about my exams which started today and.. i had the biggest binge ever..okay well not ever ive had worse before but it was huuuge- a family size bag dorritos, pringles, 3 packets chips, 15 chocolate biscuits, 4 bits of caramel shortcake, 2 jam donuts and probably other stuff ive forgotten. i had managed not to binge for over 3 weeks and then i was left in the house myself for an hour and i went completely crazy for the rest of the day =[. I weighed myself last night and it said 174 (3lbs OVER my starting weight) and considering i was 163 yday morning i gained 11lbs in ONE day!! i know some of that weight would be all the food that was in my stomach hadnt digested yet cos i was really bloated so im going to put myself back at my starting weight and i have vowed to NOT weigh myself for about 2 months because i get realy obsessed with the scales like weighing myself 10 times a day and if it doesnt change i get really anxious and end up bingeing (like yday). Anyways it was real tempting to not eat anything today to make up for yday but ive decided that nope im doing this properly which means 3 meals a day so heres today- EXERCISE 40 mins on eliptical (burned 1000cals) BFAST- porridge m/w 2% milk = 160 cals, LUNCH- brown turkey salad roll =350, dinner- bowl homemade soup + chicken, potatoes, carrots and broccoli = 1000? so in total 1600 cals max. Anyone else have problems with bingeing?

From Nicole, Child's Age 15 - 1/27/08 - IP#:  
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My child is teased all the time at school and has terrible self esteem issues. When shes depressed she eats and when she eats she gets more depressed because the fact that she ate that, meant she put on more weight. We dont have any junk food around but she will stuff herself on apples and 100 calorie packages. Its not healthy at all. We also have no idea what to do exercise wise. Shes 5'10 and weighs 250. Please help, I want to put an end to her depression.
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From Megan, Age 15 - 1/25/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'2", Start: 195 lb, Current: 193 lb, Goal: 145 lb - After my parents divorce several years ago, I coudn't find anything to do but eat. After realizing how much weight that I gained, I realized that I needed to lose weight. This is almost impossible for me to do..and i truly need motivation. I do winterguard which doesn't really burn very many calories, since we only practice a few days a week, but I want to be healthy, and im tired of being called fat everytime i turn around. I just dont know what to do.

From Jillian, Age 14 - 1/13/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'4", Start: 251 lb, Current: 249 lb, Goal: 151 lb - Ohh yeah and I forgot to say, I think this is pretty cool: Like when drug addicts start to get clean, they call it their 2nd birthday, like since they have been clean, so I think that people should call their start of their diets a second birthday, because basically it is the start of a new you! :DD Anyways, just saying! I think thats what I am going to do! Peace. <3

From Jillian, Age 14 - 1/13/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'4", Start: 251 lb, Current: 249 lb, Goal: 151 lb - Well, I havent been doing really well on my diet lately, and I havent really been counting what i eat, but one thing I haven't drank is soda. The only thing I drank that was soda was about a cup of Dr. Pepper, and it almost made me throw up knowing I was basically drinking pure sugar, so that's all the soda I've drank in exactly 13 days! :DD I used to drink it every day! Oh well good luck everyone. Tomorrow is a new start for me, Im going to excersize good and eat really well! ♥ Tips or anything are helpful!!! <3 bye.
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Ht. 5'8", Start: 227 lb, Current: 207 lb, Goal: 130 lb - ok i discovered something i not only eat when im depressed but when im bored too how do i stop help.............taco luv
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Ha im so bored right now and i need to find something to do otherwise im going to eat. I eat for depression and boredness too. I am getting a lot better with it though. I have noticed I can make the food last like 20 times more than I ever had. Ok this is what you do. Make a list of stuff that you can do and just put that on your fridge or something then when you feel like eating look at that list and pick something that can entertain you instead of eating. Its what I do and it actually works. Thats why im not eating right now. Just give it a try. I hope I helped.

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i couldnt find your previous comments on the site, so im not totally sure whats going on. but you can trust me when i say that you CAN do this. loosing weight is going to be a slow and hard process for sure, it sucks because you start making huge changes in your life that dont show up on the scale and its dissappointing. and then you eat because that makes you feel better. but its important to remember that you didnt gain weight in a week, and it wont go away in a week either. focus on the other cool things about your healthy life style. like when you start to recognize true hunger signals and dont emotionally eat as much. or when your skin clears because you gave up greasy fast food and now eat fruits and veggies with antioxidants that help your skin. enjoy the accomplished fatigue you feel when you finish a work out (the endorphin rush is cool too!) little milestones make the journey as worthwile as the end result! good luck!

From michelle , Age 13 - 1/1/00 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'8", Start: 227 lb, Current: 205 lb, Goal: 130 lb - im not weighing myself til schools out for the summer hopefully i lose like 20 pounds..........&& school starts back tomorrow do the happy dance happy happy dance ok its over but i neeeeeed school to get my mind off my depressin life before i give up and jusst go eat every thin and watch a scary movie and laugh (my friends keep my from wantin to die neeeeeed school) but ah i haven't been eatin any thin because im not hungry weird but yeah goin to school tomorrow freak yeah taco luv peace

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Ht. 5'2", Start: 215 lb, Current: 215 lb, Goal: 165 lb - Ok my name is Maria. I have been over weight since I was in 5 grade. My family always made fun of me. I didnt have any friends for my first 7 years of school. I am hearing impaired. I am very shy in front of a lot of people. Lately I am accepting who I am and started loosing up. I have more friends than I ever had cause I am starting to get a sense of humor and talking to people. I used to let the people come to me but now I have gotten better at it and started going to other people. I kinda do have confidence problems. I have difficult situations at home. I eat cause I am depressed and bored most of the time. That is the only reason why. I need to loose at least 50 pounds. I skateboard and everyone who saw me skate say I am really good and if I loose a lot of weight I could be a pro skater cause I am really good. Expecially for a fat girl. So yeah. I need to loose weight and I am going to do whatever I have to.

Age 13, female, 5'7", 223 lb.: Everyone I know practically soothes emotions with food!

From kade, Age 19 - 1/2/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'8", Start: 140 lb, Current: 177 lb, Goal: 140 lb - In high school i weighed 140 pounds. I've never been skinny but atleast i used to be thin and in shape. then when i was a senior i gained almost 20 pounds. i gained another 10 or so in the last year and a half of college. ive gone back and forth with my weight, getting down to 150 lbs at times, but now im at my heaviest and i need some help. i want to be thin and cute again but i seem to be addicted to food.. any suggestions?
1/1/08 - I've been working at McDonalds for a year now and i won't stop gaining weight... My goal is to reduce how much junk food i eat because i think im addicted to it.

From sierra, Age 13 - 12/30/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'1", Start: 132 lb, Current: 130 lb, Goal: 100 lb - yay! i lost 2 pounds! i guess the speed-walking around my lake worked to loose wieght. and i told my mom to stash away all the hershey's kisses left from christmas. except i still feel guilty...because for christmas my brother bought me 2 bags of about a gajillion pound gummy bears and their delicious. i thought i could eat them because i kept telling myself theyre not addicting but theyre beginning to be. and i dont want to throw them away because i dont want to waste ALL of them. there's alot of them. i hope i can still get the will power to ignore them as soon as possible.

From Emily, Age 13 - 12/21/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'5", Start: 130 lb, Current: 143 lb, Goal: 105 lb - well 4 the past few days, ive been eating lots of coldstones ice sister has a sore throat and is sick so my mom has been buying alot of it. i have been having the chocolate ice cream with chocolate chips, hot fudge, and chocolate brownies. i feel soo horrible cuz there is almost 1000 calories in it and i have been eatng it every day and it isnt very filling either. now i have a majr craving for it but i am actually eating breyers double churned no sugar added chocolate fudge brownie which is good too but not the same... my stomach has become noticably bigger and i just want some damn ice cream!!! i hate this...other then this, i eat pretty healthy(besides 4 tablespoons of peanut butter a day cuz im an addict!!!)

From Jeimi, Age 17 - 12/18/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'2", Start: 240 lb, Current: 230 lb, Goal: 180 lb - hey everyone i did really good yesterday untill about 8 or 9 acolck came i sware idk what happen to me it's like i couldn't stop eating i mean i ate 2 plates of coco pebils i felt really bad but the worst part is that i feel like eating everything right now i don't understand why i get this feeling i'm trying to fight it i brushed my teeth and i just keep telling myself it will all be worth it at the end but it's so hard well i just had to let this out because if i don't i think i would eat my whole frige
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Reply from Claire, Age 18 - 12/18/07 - IP#:   bigbb-c83071

bullies suck :( I've been teased all through out my school years. I'm in college now so it doesn't happen anymore but I know what you mean. It causes you to stress and stress causes you to gain weight. We are around the same weight, have you been doing anything lately to lose? I've been pretty lazy with final exams :(

From lizzie, Age 13 - 12/16/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'6", Start: 170 lb, Current: 170 lb, Goal: 120 lb - todayy was bad. all i had was a peice of cantalope. but then i was to hungry nd had a chicken sandwhich, more canatlope, fries, chococlte icing, pretzels, and buttered bread. i didnt eat it just cause i was hungry. i wanted to throw it all back up. i think its become a habit cause i cnt stop it. i need someones help. -liZZiEee

This is ALYSSA's story:
I cant stop eating what do i do? i eat when im bored and when im sad, im an emotional eater. i really want to have a nice body! help me!

From whatever, Age 17 - 12/11/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 6'0", Start: 261 lb, Current: 261 lb, Goal: 179 lb - im 261 pounds I am seventeen years old. I hate my body. I'm 6 feet tall. I dieted I lost 35 pounds , then gained it back. I'm ashamed. I a compulsive overeater. I need help. I'm suicidal. I just want to be normal. I'm a prisoner. =/// I'm so happy. I have hope , but I'm falling apart. someone help me. =///

From Emily, Age 13 - 12/2/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'5", Start: 130 lb, Current: 143 lb, Goal: 105 lb - ok so i finally lost 4 pounds...then i went out and TOTALLY pigged out a few days later...i felt soo bad that i just started eating everything in sight...alot was before i fell aseep i gained 5 pounds back...i knew that i should of just got back on track but i didnt...i feel worse then i did before and i look pregnant cuz all of my weight is in my lower belly...i have stick arms too! 2maro im gonna go really light(but not starve myself) and i will try to exercise a bit more but it might be hard cuz i dont have my exercise stuff anymore cuz my mom wanted to throw it out...
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From Sweety, Age 13 - 11/26/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'4", Start: 136 lb, Current: 136 lb, Goal: ... lb - Hi my name is Sweety.I dont have a scale in my home so I dont have my exact weight/Most people look at me and say,sweety your fine what are you worring about?But when I look in the mirror I see a pig.Im a big emotional eater caused by all the stress in school. Im writing this in november 07/and id like to be extremely happy with my weight before I go on a trip .Im gonna to get a new clothes and have fun.I dont have a goal weight,but I do have an image for myself.Ill be soooooo happy when I get there! I want to thank everyone on blubber busters Lucy,Isabella and many more Lucy-thank you for answering my questionss and quiding me Izzy(13)-thank you for posting many things that help other people .Ive read'your story" many times to up my motivation.Its easier to relate to teens instead of adults. BY the way---------------------------- If you have any books/or anything that will help my weightloss post them on the teen board via Sweety. Thank you everyonefor your help~~ Keep smilin Sweety

From sara, Age 15 - 11/26/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'7", Start: 150 lb, Current: 165 lb, Goal: 130 lb - I'm sara My whole life i was always the fat girl And i dont care wat people say people judge you It was mostly because of my bindgeing some times i'd try and work it off but it dident work my bff is 90 lbs and compared to her i feel hudge i dont want to be a super model or anything i just wanna wear tight jeans and a t-shirt confadently i'm around 165 and am 5'7 and 15 yrs old most of my weight is in my stomac i was around 150 but stoped working out i've tried and know i'm trying again by summer i wanna be 130 and have a mor athletic body i suffer from depressian witch is one of the reasons but i'm not using it as an excuse anymore email me or face book me sara

From paige, Age 14 - 11/17/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'4", Start: 189 lb, Current: 187 lb, Goal: 145 lb - i only try to lose weight for myself not for anyone else but i have a problem i eat when i am stressed out and depressed its soo hard for me i mean like i feel fat and i want to lose weight so i try and it never works

From Isabella, Age 14 - 11/12/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'6", Start: 184 lb, Current: 180 lb, Goal: 145 lb - Hi! I know it's been months since I've been on for those of you who might remember me. Life's been crazy, and my weight has suffered as a result. Over the summer I was going though a rough time with a family so food became my crutch. Then school started and I became overwhelmed with homework, tests, yearbook commitments, boys, and dances. I've also been going though a period where I'm really not happy with my body. I feel horrible about myself. To top it all off I'm always rushing in the morning so my breakfasts are crappy and at lunch there is the temptation of fried food, something I never had to deal with before. All of this contributed to serious weight gain. Over 20 pounds. It really hurts me to say that. I thought I had managed to change my life habits for good, but I guess not, and I'm REALLY disappointed in myself. I hope to make 2008 my best year ever by re-reading The "Diet For Teenagers Only" and starting to exercise again. I'm trying to find out who I really am, and being healthier will add to my confidence. The things is that I don't mind being curvy...I mean, I'd be much mroe satisfied with my body if i knew I was healthy. Which I'm not. =( Sorry about my long sop story, but I just need some support to help me take control of my life again. I hate feeling being out of control around food. It makse me feel like I don't have power over anything.
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From Bryce, Age 12 - 11/9/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'5", Start: 157 lb, Current: 157 lb, Goal: 130 lb - Hey guys, I just found this sight and my java connection aint workin so I can't use the chatroom :P I feel really overweight. I wasn't always it's just I got really depressed when my mom and dad died and tried to eat away pain. Please my email is any tips or someone to help me please email me. I REALLY want help, I'm desperate.

From Bianca, Age 14 - 10/27/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'10", Start: 250 lb, Current: 249 lb, Goal: 140 lb - Well the past few days something personal has happened and I've been totally depressed. Due to that I've been binging every now and then. I know its bad but I didnt know what to do. Now that I ate that I feel absolutely terrible. I need some tips, maybe diet tips, even exercises to do at someones house that doesnt have a machine. Please help guys I need some support. Well like I said you can always add me last name is Peters if it is needed. Thanks guys and good luck to you. <3

This is RACHEL's story:> hi im rachel im 12 years old and im 5 feet 3 inches and 120 pounds. Im really close to become over weight and i dont know how to control it. i love to eat pasta bread and sugar but who doesnt. i am very active but not active enough to get the extra weight off. i eat out of pure boredom and dont know how to control it. i eat pretty healthy foods but i dont all the time. please give me tips on how to lose about 10-15 pounds!I want to be able to wear a bikini and be proud insted of self conscious about it. please write back soon! sincerely, Rachel

From Cat, Age 17 - 10/20/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 4'11", Start: 171 lb, Current: 160 lb, Goal: 106 lb - Hey guys. I love coming to this site because its so inspirational, though this is the first time I've ever posted. I have a big problem. I tend to binge, BIG TIME. And I've figured out that these binges happen when I'm alone, when I'm bored, or right after I get home from school. Any tips on how to beat this? Thank you, and I hope everyone is doing amazing!
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From Nancy, Age 17 - 10/12/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'5", Start: 165 lb, Current: 165 lb, Goal: 120 lb - I have an article called "10 Steps to Freedom from Emotional Eating". It helped me a lot. If anyone wants an emailed copy, send an email to me: "". Warmest, Nancy

From Marisa, Age 10 - 10/12/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 4'7", Start: 133 lb, Current: 133 lb, Goal: 100 lb - I feel depressed! I think I am en emotional eater. I eat whenever I feel sad. There have been about 10 people in my family that have died lately. My grandpa died last year and I miss him so much. I also get made fun of at school becuase I am overweight. People call me names and say mean things. I try not to let it bother me, but it does! I want friends who accept me for who I am. If you want or need a friend let me know

From Abby, Age 16 - 9/18/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'5", Start: 170 lb, Current: 164 lb, Goal: 140 lb - I know how to lose weight. You eat less and exercise more. I have gained and loss weight a million times. But right now my biggest struggle is finding the motivation to lose weight. I have been really sad lately and have been overeating because of it. I need some words of encouragement to get me right on track. Anything or any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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Ht. 5'10", Start: 238 lb, Current: 238 lb, Goal: 170 lb - i just started college after graduating this past may and im having the hardest time loseing weight. i am severely overweight according to statistics cause im 19 and 239lbs and i hate being this way but for some reason i cant stop eatting as hard as i try all i can do is eat. i eat when im sad, i eat when im mad, i eat when im scared, i eat when im happy.. i just dont know what to do anymore i need help and i dont know where to turn my mom looks at me with that look when i ask her for her opinion and she always tells me something positive about myself but you know the look people get in thier eyes when you know they are lying about it and it hurts so much to feel that. so if anyone can help me out it would mean alot i just dont know what to do....

From Laura, Age 17 - 8/29/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'2", Start: 231 lb, Current: 231 lb, Goal: 150 lb - Hey everyone, I have finally realized that I need to take some serious action about my weight problem. So I'm starting my diet this week. I have tried so many times before to lose the weight and nothing has worked but this time I'm gonna do my best because I'm putting my health badly at risk by being this big. I'm not too close to my family so I'm going to need all the help and support I can get from you lot. I know I need to exercise but I love to eat, even when I'm not hungry I eat. Theres no one here to stop me from doing it and once I start eating I just want more and more! Food is a total addiction to me, how do I stop it??? any help would be great thanx!
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From Lexi, Age 14 - 8/26/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'1", Start: 140 lb, Current: 180 lb, Goal: 100 lb - i try to lose weight but i just impossible im addicted to food i can stick to a diet wen people pick on me i eat loads which is ever day i eat like 4000 calories a day i'd got loads of stretch marks and i hate it. i look huge and i hate it i have gained 0lbs this year help me plzzzzzzzzz

From victoria, Age 15 - 8/22/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'1", Start: 140 lb, Current: 140 lb, Goal: 120 lb - OK...i am 15 right...and i am 140 punds! i hate it i don't like how i look i know i look over weight! i have a sweet tooth and it sucks i don't eat as much sweets as i used to because well i just don't really but if there is something in the house i might eat it if i want but sometimes i don't!...i think my main problem is i eat our of bordem! please can someone give a me an idea on what to do?...i am a kid who is in love with basketball and baseball they used to keep me fit i think but than i got injured and my parents won't let me do many things anymore! i used to bike ride but than i just got really busy and couldn't do it and plus it put strain on my knees ( the injured part of me)i want to go to the Gym and work out but can't do it A) parents say i am too young B)feel embarresed my friend and I are going to join an aerobics class but have to find one to really excited about it! I want to be able to go to the gym and work out but i don't want to pay and i don'tw ant to waste money on movies that won't work ...all-in-all i guess it sounds like i don't want to do it and i am lazy but wel it is true i kind of don't want ot do it but no i am not being lazy well i don't think ...yet! any help,info,suggestions would be nice!?!?! thanks

From Jenny, Age 13 - 8/21/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'4", Start: 170 lb, Current: 181 lb, Goal: 115 lb - hey its jen and i NEED HELP, HELP HELP!! i need to lose some major weight but its hard for a person with asthma. i am an emotional eater sometimes. school is starting up soon and i want to lose some weight cause in 8th grade people are very critical. i feel bad every time i eat anything cause i hate be fat. i want my mom to buy me weight loss pills but i havent talked to her about it yet. but anyway i NEED HELP. PLEASE HELP ME!

From julie, Age 15 - 8/20/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'4", Start: 200 lb, Current: 200 lb, Goal: 150 lb - hey guys :) this is my first time here. why is it so hard to lose weight? i've.. tried so hard.. to say no to food.. but i just cant for some reason.. i've tried not eating for like two days.. by the third day i went crazy. i keep trying to give myself new motivations every day but.. sometimes i get so upset that i dont even care. i just really wish i could magically become skinny. i hope this doesnt sound like a drag to read :/ ..
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From randi, Age 15 - 8/17/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'10", Start: 211 lb, Current: 209 lb, Goal: 150 lb - just to tell everyone if u can have enough self control and stay off the sugar for two weeks you stop craving sugar completly and some sugar free sweets that you might not have liked before taste really good

From Macarena, Age 14 - 7/6/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'4", Start: 153 lb, Current: 156 lb, Goal: 135 lb - hey, I've been working out a lot lately. going to the gym for two hours twice a week and lifting weights and running. i have an hour of tennis lessons and an hour and a half of swim team four days a week. after working out yesterday i weighed myself again and i was three to four pounds heavier. is my scale wrong or not do you think? also my starting weight was weighed on my mothers scale, but at my fathers house i weigh myself and it says i weigh 163 lbs. and at the YMCA it say i weigh 158 lbs. which one should i go with? also i have trouble with eating the right things. i eat junk whenever I'm bored. this is a problem. any ideas for stopping this. thank you!
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This is JESSICA's story: I am sooo big! I am 12 1/2 years old and weigh 147 pounds. I have tried EVERY possible diet you can think of(including the nasty grapefruit and cottage cheese diets). Can you help me with a diet for an unathletic, food addict? HELP.I really need your help.

From Vanessa, Age 14 - 7/1/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'4", Start: 230 lb, Current: 227 lb, Goal: 205 lb - BEST IDEA EVER!!!!!!!!!! okay they always have the vicious eating circle on this site,eat more,unhappy, get fatter, well i finally figured out what one gets me!!!!!!1 itsssssssss answer B !!!!!UNHAPPYY!!!!if im posting things on here im obviously bored and sad, i was just about to make cheese nachos, so i called up a friend, and she wasnt busy, were hanging out!!!and im always really active with her, then if im happy when i come home i wont wanna eat the world!!!!therefore i wont gain weight, there fore ill be happy, there fore i wont eat, i challenge every blubberbuster right now TO:call a friend, clean, go swimming, walk the dog, even , PLAY VIDEO GAMES!(if it makes you happy, i really hope this works, i promised myself i will post my success story on the board at the end off the summer and it will say, i went from 230 to 200!yay me!!!!!!!!!!

From Q, Age 19 - 6/15/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'4", Start: 285 lb, Current: 264 lb, Goal: 160 lb - Well I finally come to terms that I'm an emotional eater. I realized that I've been losing and gain back the same weight over and over again. I've been on a diet since last year of November but I didn't start losing weight until February of this month, at least thats what I thought. Its real frustrating. So, I decided to try again to put a stop to it. I checked out this book from the library called life is hard, food is easy. I think the book was written for me :-) and others who binge. So if ur like me, u should probably read this book. What I loved most about the book is that she stated that food is sum times ur best friend(there for u when u need it) and It might be time to get a new best friend. Good Luck to everybody!
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From Anna, Age 13 - 6/12/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'3", Start: 160 lb, Current: 166 lb, Goal: 125 lb - Hi.. my name's Anna and I just found this website. It looks like it will help me a lot. I have problems with two things. The first is that I'm addicted to pop. If I don't have at least one a day, I get migranes.. I'm trying to quit this summer. It isn't working so far.. instead I've been having two to three pops a day... my dad's a farmer and he also works midnight shift at Chrysler [we live by the Motor City] so there's always the pop avaliable at my house [he has to drink 5-6 pops a night at work to keep himself awake even after working midnight shift for 13 years]. Secondly, most of my friends are cheerleaders, and therefore, really almost anorexic looking skinny. I always look at them and wonder why I am the size I am and they are like that. It really discourages me. I hope that I can get support from people on here and lose some weight. ~Anna xoxo

From annie, Age 9 - 6/8/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 4'5", Start: 12 stone 13, Current: 12 stone 9, Goal: 9 stone 5 - I am addicted to junk food and eat it all the time. My Mum didn't set a very good example though as she weighs 27 stone (378 lb). When I was 4 i weighed 5 and a half stone. This year I have put on 2 stone which is a bit worrying and i have to wear womens clothes please help  (Note: 12 stone 9 is 177lb.)
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From Q, Age 19 - 6/5/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'4", Start: 285 lb, Current: 264 lb, Goal: 160 lb - Well So far I'm down 21pounds!! sounds good but 50 will be better and noticeable. So my first small weight goal is 230. I hope to be there by the end of August! I feel like I've been detoxed becus for once in my life i'm not craving sweets. Wish me luck becuz Imma need it AND good luck to everybody else!!

From Q, Age 19 - 6/2/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'4", Start: 285 lb, Current: 265 lb, Goal: 160 lb - Well another 6 pounds gone!! I'm Glad I finally got back on the wagon becuz I fall off for a long time. I cut out all sweets and juices becuz the calories add up way to quick for me. I Havent binged in 4 days and I think it has alot to do wit me praying. My Thing is...If i can do it once I can do it again and again. Good Luck to everyone!!

From Claire, Age 18 - 5/29/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'4", Start: 210 lb, Current: 162 lb, Goal: 130 lb - It's getting hot so it's beginning to get even harder to avoid ice cream. I put a little ice-cream (about 2 scoops) in a small bowl and then after that I began craving more and I tried to stop myself but I just found myself going bcak to the freezer and puting in 2 more scoops this time bigger. I mean what the freak is my problem? I hate how sugar is so addictive and now I feel like a fat idiot. I could've controlled myself but I didn't! just because I wanted more..I went and got some. I know I shouldn't dwell on it now that the damage is done but I really wanted to get back on track. It seems that I keep screwing up, just when I'm doing good! I have to go pick my brother up from school and it's about a 2 mile walk. Will that help burn the ice-cream cals off? ugh, I'm so mad at myself.
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From Molly, Age 16 - 5/28/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'7", Start: 198 lb, Current: 198 lb, Goal: 168 lb - so I am totally -annoyed and the fact that I'm trying to detox my body- no sweets is driving me crazyy and I am soo tempted to go get a cookie! BUT NO I promise myself I would do this! soo yeah thats basically what I did today-- I had soo much fruit during lunch! and part of me wonders if it's this hard to stop over eating image how hard it is for someone who is trying to quite smokeing!
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From Molly, Age 16 - 5/27/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'7", Start: 198 lb, Current: 198 lb, Goal: 168 lb - so basiclly I want to lose about 30 pounds in about 2 and a half months. I seriously think that I can do it if I put my mind to it. BUT the problem is I have a huge addiction to food! I can't stop eating even though I know the things I'm eating are bad for me. My best friend is extremely skinny (it runs in her family.) She is so tiny compared to me and sometimes it makes me feel really bad about my image. I do excercise alot but excercising is no good when I go and eat ice cream and cookies an hour later. So if you have any ideas on how to cope with my food addiction please do tell!! thanks
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From Michelle, Age 14 - 5/24/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'7", Start: 182 lb, Current: 182 lb, Goal: 130 lb - Hi. I used to post here a lot, but I stopped for a while. Since not posting here, I've gained 32 pounds. Yeah.... Not good. I figure posting here will help bring it back down. I have a candy addiction. Don't have a problem with fast food, candy is my Kryptonite. I'm very active, on a swim team and other sports, it's just the startling amounts of sugar that does it.... Suggestions?
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From Stephen, Age 15 - 5/22/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'7", Start: 240 lb, Current: 233 lb, Goal: 125 lb - I am 15 years old. I don't know why I eat so much. I am trying to lose weight by eating three-four Lean Cuiseans a day with water and veggies. I have an addiction and I don't know how to cut it. My parents tell me eat more veggies. I ate an entire bag of salad without dressing and it didn't phase me at all, I just want more. What I am I to do? Please help. Steve

This is KAY 's story: I am 14 (turning 15 in june). I weigh 330 pounds. I was never the skinnest kid or anything when I was younger but I wasn't nessarrilly heavy either. Then about 5 or 6 years ago my mom found out she had cancer. I got really scared and depressed. I started to use food as a krutch for my feelings. I would give anything to go back and not do what I did but unfortunatly I can't. Last year in 8th grade I got a letter in school about my BMI. I was crushed. This year I go to a different school. I will be going in 2 months for a surgery for my mouth. But that includes going for a check up to the doctor to make sure I can make it through the surgery. I want to know if there is anything you could suggest for me. I can't do anything without worrying what people think about me. I hate shoping because mostly the cloths don't fit. I love to swim and Im good at it but I don't go to the pool because I can't find a bathing suit that fits. More than what people think or have to say about me I want to be heathy. I don't want to be the girl any more that has to take a break from running because my chest hurts and Im out of breath. I don't want to be the girl who just barely fits in the desks at school. I don't want to be the girl that can only go on certian rides at an amusment park because the seat belt won't fit. Im tired of being the fat girl. Im tired of being obess. Could you please help me?

From Ashley, Age 13 - 5/28/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'7", Start: 198 lb, Current: 195 lb, Goal: 170 lb - It's hard 4 me 2 lose weight because when i go 2 the fridge and see something real good i have 2 eat it. Some of my friends can eat whatever they want and stay skinny i want 2 be just like that.I do eat when i'm bored or depressed i have 2 do something 2 occupy me so i don't think about food. So my mom going 2 sign me up 4 the fitness center so i can work out. I want to be skinny so i can be able 2 weare bikins and stuff.Plus more guys would like me!

From Kaytlynn, Age 18 - 5/21/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'7", Start: 200 lb, Current: 189 lb, Goal: 145 lb - Hey every one I just found this site and I am hoping that this might be just one more thing to help me out. If you can tell I am very large and its because i am the biggest emotional eater that anyone has seen. well here is what I ate today. Breakfast: breakfast bar that our school has. Lunch: A salad with a little dressing Dinner: Salad with chicken and dressing H2O: 3 24 oz bottles Is that good? I also am taking these diet pills people tell me not to take them but i feel they work and the make me not want to binge on bad foods. i dont overdose on them like I use to so I think it is okay. Please feel free to tell me what you are thinking call me fat or what ever tell me the truth please and dont hold anything back because that is what my friends do and thats not what i need.
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From Itzel, Age 13 - 5/13/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'0", Start: 165 lb, Current: 190 lb, Goal: 118 lb - Have any of your Gym teachers made fun of you because your the slowest one in running? it happened to me today! we were running and my teacher said come on we want to loose weight or dowe want to be overweight like her? every one started to laugh i got so embaressed. then she said i'm just joking but should loose some weight. how rude am i right i got home and started fealling depressed and eating a whole bucket of ice cream with two bottels of soda and you guys think that i will ever loose weight i dont think so i am just too lazy,fat,tired,and bord to make a big commitment like that.i love food so much that i can never let it go i think it is like my best friend!i constently think about it like what is for breakfast lunch and dinner and inetween meals i eat snacks all the time
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From Claire, Age 18 - 5/7/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'4", Start: 210 lb, Current: 159 lb, Goal: 130 lb - I haven't been here for ages and unfortunately I've been doing veryyy bad :'( What do I do? I'm still on this plateu. I hate my stomach, waist has gotten bigger. I used to be so good with this whole diet thing but lately I've been so stressed and I just find myself binging all the time and I can't stop. It's all so hard and I'm just very stressed right now. I feel like my goal is a million miles away and I'm just screwing everything up for myself.
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Ht. 5'6", Start: 171 lb, Current: 171 lb, Goal: 120 lb - This is my first time here having to to write my wieght was very hard for I have very felt self confident until now I don't even like shopping any more. Every time I'm stressed I eat and my weight is making me stressed their is not one day I don't think about my wieght and I try to stay on a diet but since I live with 3 other people we don't keep a lot of the food your suppose to eat on a diet. What is the best way for me to lose wieght?

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Ht. 5'2", Start: 155 lb, Current: 140 lb, Goal: 115 lb - i did SOO bad today cuz i'm depressed. i started out good in the morning and then at lunch i did kinda bad and now i'm almost finished with a small tub of icecream. o well, i swear to do better tomorrow.
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From Anna, Age 16 - 4/25/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'4", Start: 345 lb, Current: 321 lb, Goal: 290 lb - Okay , so I have been doing kinda bad lately. well not bad, but I could being doing better. I have been having unbearable cravings, for anything. I just want to eat. so I do, and I feel gross afterwards, And I've been feeling depressed. I've been walking to school, back and forth ( 120 min in total) I've been eating grasey food, not alot, but It still makes me feel guilty for eating it. Maybe im just being to worried?

From Caroline, Age 13 - 4/21/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'5", Start: 215 lb, Current: 217 lb, Goal: 120 lb - AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!! HELP! I'm REALLY overweight and I know it. I have friends who accept me for who I am and that makes me happy, but evry once in a while, they crack a joke about my weight. It has made me cry before. It also doesn't help that I'm bisexual. My life suddenly went to the pits when I found actually came out to the girl I like. It's like living he**. I eat when I'm upset so that doesn't help either. Help! My life is sooooooooooo messed up!!!1
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From TiFfAny, Age 14 - 4/4/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'10", Start: 130 lb, Current: 698 lb, Goal: 110 lb - Hey everyone!!! it is really hard for me to lose weight!! becaues all i ever do is sit at home and do nothing! it sucks!! the reason i eat so much is cus... when im bored i eat... and im bored all the time... wat should i eat to lose this weight?????? plaese give me advise!! i love yal***

From Nolie, Age 16 - 4/2/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'9", Start: 212 lb, Current: 212 lb, Goal: 135 lb - Hey, im new and im soooooo ready to lose weight! I need tooooooo, to be healthy mentally and physically. ok next year im taking a class called bfs (better,fitter,stronger) and they run like 4 miles everyday and to be honest i can barely run 5 minutes with out dying. lol, so lets see school starts on august 25 next year so i have 4 months and 23 days. i would like to get out of my 200's for gooooddd!!! by then and be able to run 4 miles. do you think i can do it and i also any tips to how i can do it. ALSO, im a majorrrrrr boredom eater any tips on that?? in fact thats mostly my problem! also i am starting a job after spring break does getting a job help at all?? thanx guyzzz! please reply, it would definitley helpppp! thanxxx!
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From molly, Age 13 - 3/29/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'0", Start: 127 lb, Current: 122 lb, Goal: 115 lb - wow! i'm really proud of myself. I didn't eat that much today, especially concidering i was home alone. It's always a problem when i'm home alone because i eat a lot out of boredom. I had a bowl of cereal, a yoplait yogurt, a fruitsnack, some ice cream, and this thing w/ whole wheat noodles, pizza sauce and mozz. cheese, corn, and manderin oranges. I went a little overbored with the noodles, but over all, i'm estimating about 1500 calories. The whole morning, i listened to music and danced. i didn't turn on the TV until 2:30. I also went for a bike ride to the store so i could get my grandma a b-day card. I think i coulda held back a little on the noodles, but at least they were whole wheat.

From shannon, Age 13 - 3/25/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'3", Start: 128 lb, Current: 135 lb, Goal: 100 lb - hi, my name is shannon. on my won i lost three pounds, not alot i know. im moving from new york to new jersey this summer and i am so excited. i cant wait to start fresh with new people, new friends, and hopefully new and smaller clothes. my mom has already said if i can loose the weight, and boost my final average for this school year, she will let me dye my hair and put extensions in it. for me, moving is going to give me a new start. i was 95 lbs a year ago, but my parents got a divorce and i felt really down. i started seeing a shrink who put me on anti- depressants. i just came off them, and i want to loose the weight i gained by being on them so badly. i think if i get really serious and eat extremely healthy, exercise alot and try my hardest by july i could lose 10 -15 lbs? that would leave me at 118- 113 which isnt bad, because my friend who looks so nicee and is so confident in a bathing suit is 110. i really need help, because sometimes i just feel alone and give up and eat. please reply=)

From alissa, Age 18 - 3/23/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 6'0", Start: 226 lb, Current: 219 lb, Goal: 185 lb - I've been reading lately about different food disorders such as compulsive overeating and night eating syndrom, which I suspect I have because I fit all the symptoms of nes, eating over 50 percent of my calories at night and not being able to sleep without high cal foods...what are your thoughts on these disorders?
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From Megannn, Age 15 - 3/23/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'1", Start: 160 lb, Current: 174 lb, Goal: 140 lb - Okay, so i'm just experimenting with weight loss. I want to loose weight, but I don't think i can make the sacrifice. I love ice cream and pizza, and i'm not sure if im willing to loose those. I joined guard at school, but i ahve only seemed to gain weight. If anyone has any tips or anything, i would seriously appreciate it.
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From Whitney, Age 17 - 3/13/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'8", Start: 200 lb, Current: 170 lb, Goal: 150 lb - Well I didn't weigh in again, I think i'm avoiding the scale...haha But yesterday I did ok i guess no big complaints plus I got a really good work out in so I feel really good about myself. But lets see a lot of people were asking me how i lost all the weight and i actually lost like 45 lbs and was down to 155 but i kinda gained some of it back but really all i did was cut out the bad put in the good and exercise everyday. I mean i know it sounds incredibly easy but thats b/c it is, i mean my main problem was fighting off to not just eat when i was bored so I just found stuff to occupy my time. Oh yea another great tip try eating mini meals. I eat like 5 mini meals throughout the day and it really helps ur body b/c it can break down all the small stuff throughout the day compared to bigger meals that can't get broken down all at once and then it is stored as fat for later to be used as an energy source. And if you don't use that energy source it just stays there :/ Well good luck to everyone today, stay focused on ur goals!

From mary, Age 15 - 2/13/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'3", Wt. 158 - My family is driving me crazy!! I am an emotional overeater, so when someone makes me mad, or if im sad, then i eat. My mom made me soo made today that i ate like 10 hersheys kisses and 3 oreos. Im so stressed out right now. Ive already gained like 8 pounds the past 10 dayz cuz my dad has been back from a militry deployment so my mom bought a bunch of junk food. So, yeah im fat and im stressed and im mad at my mom, and i want to eat. Hope everyone else is doing dandy!
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Age 11, male, 4'10", 153 lbs - i eat when I feel nervous. whenever I have a big test at school, or whenever i have to get in front of the class and present something.

Age 11, female, 5", 140 lbs - i eat all day even whens thier nothing else to eat. i'll make an food out of no food at all m not even hungry just bored and depresed

From Isabella, Age 13 - 1/30/07; GREAT MOTIVATIONAL POSTING: - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'5", Wt. 166 - (Was: 184, Now: 166 Goal: 145-150) Hey peeps! I haven't been on here in weeks so I wanted to see how everyone was doing!! As for me? Well I'm a little stuck but I still feel a lot better physically then ever before. I've also learned to look at more positive things about your body and flaunt them! I realized that I have shiny hair, great calves, and muscular arms, so I work it out! And having hobbies and friends to support you really helps. On your journey to being healthier please do it to be HEALTHIER, not just THINNER, because I know that when you eat better foods than your friends you can still be a little heavier. Look for inner beauty as well. Focus on things, have big dreams, set goals, be a better student, learn something new, who knows! Remember: you're not just a number on the scale, a pant size, measurements, the number of zits on you face, a shirt size. You're a person with brains and feelings and talents. For real. This might sound cheesy, but when you start to smile at yourself and be your own best friend, you'll be able to nurture your relationship with food as fuel, not a form of entertainment or comfort. Look only at positive aspects of your life. YOU ROCK; NOW SHOW IT!!!! Love, Isabella (a.k.a. Izzy)
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This is ANGEL's story: hi my name is angel and im not liking hte wya my belly and my legs look and i also have red hair so i cant tan so i look really pale, i want to feel better about myself but i cant, please give me a solution. Do u have anything that makes you lose weight fast but doesnt effect you? I also have the problem of eating way to much even when im nto hungry. I eat when i am tired, stressed out, angry, sad, and esp. board, i dont know how to stop that. I dont like sports, cant find any jobs, friends are always busy, i do talk on the phone, watch tv, and stuff but it doesnt stop me from going int he cuboards. Last thing is i have bene feeling suick when i eat things, i think i have a weak stomach. I dont know what to do i have so many problems and so many blank answers. I hope you can help me threw this even though you are busy!thanks for your time~

From madi, Age 15 - 1/21/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'6", Wt. 268 - hello all. my name is madi, see ok i have struggled with weight for about my whole life haha. i have been pon many diferent diets and weight loss plans and everything!!!!!!! i know you would consider balemia and anorexia a eating disoreder but i have a differnt kind of disorder. i binge ALL the time when i get stressed or depreesed. i dont really excersise. i mean i dance, but thats about it. i get so angry sometimes at myself cause i wont do anything about my weight. my whole family is beautful except me of course. i, the "fat" one. i am known to be funny but honeslty it just is something to cover up my insecurity... i have lots fo freinds and i have been on and off with some guys but its not real relationships with i want something totally differetnt but i cant have it cause im not pretty enuf. i feel like i want to losse weight for ONE guy,. GRRR i need help and support from you guys. love,,,, madi
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From Lyndsay, Age 15 - 1/15/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'6", Wt. 165 - I have compulsive eating problems. I can do good for a really good, eat healthy & excercise. Then, usually on the weekends, I'll be bored and lonely. I'll binge. & eat everything in sight without caring or thinking much about it. Sometimes I lose a few pounds but gain it back. I really want to get rid of these binges. Tips for motivation please?

From Katie, Age 15 - 1/11/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'4", Wt. 145 - i eat all the time when i come home from school, when my dad goes to bed, at school but i dont know if im an emotional eater or why i eat all the time can anyone help me i dont know why i eat all the time
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From mary, Age 14 - 12/18/06 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'3", Wt. 153 - uhhhh!!!! Finals are next week and i am really strssing out over my biology final and i am a stress eater so i like ate a whole bunch of chocolate instead of eating lunch and my stomache hurts and i ate sooo many calories and im so frustrated!!! I fully plan on getting back on track tomorrow i am going to give the rest of my chocolate to my friend. Hope everyone is doing better than me. Merry Christmas!

Age 12, female, 5ft, 150 lbs - none its hard for us fat kids to give up food!! its so good and comforting.but i know i have to stop. - I'm worried about overweight shortening my life.

From Katie, Age 15 - 11/30/06 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'4", Wt. 156 - Ok so i have been working on my weight for some time but the thing that always gets me is after school im home alone for almost 4h and i know i dont need food but i eat anyway just because i know no one is home what can i do my dad does not let me go out on school nights so going to see friends or something like that is out of the Q. can anyone help me i want to lose 20 pounds i have been trying for like a year plz help

From Julia, Age 12 - 11/17/06 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'5", Wt. 178 - I am so worried about Thanksgiving. I mean, it'll be a MAJOR loss if I don't eat all those luscious foods.... juicy turkey... creamy mashed potatoes... whipped creamed pumpkin pie.... oh ya! PLEASE HELP I'M GONNA GAIN LIKE 20 POUNDS!!! It's happened before. =(

From girl in help, Age 12 - 11/4/06 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5, Wt. 169 - even though my jeans feal looser i still feal fat. when i do feal like that i start pigging out.

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Age 12, female, 5'1, 140 lbs - I feel incomplete, like I'm missing something.

From Sally, Age 14 - 10/16/06 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'5, Wt. 198.2 - I just feel like crying all i can do is eat i even eat in the middle of the night, when i get bored, i even bring bags of food to school, does anyone have any tips on how i can stop eating sooo much and how to lose weight fast but healthy and which are better sit up or crunches ♥ thanks bunches homies i really appreiciatate it my dogs my loves i adore yall so much yall may be my only friends a special thanls to kayla and ashley and everyone else on here!!!!!!
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From girl in help, Age 12 - 10/11/06 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5, Wt. 169 - help!!! i am so overweight i cant help it i love to eat .i normally eat porsion size meals but leave the tabel i just lie and tell my mom i will go to the near by park but instead i go to mc donals and eat the biggest thing they have. after i go to the park and soon the ice cream truck comes by and i get a bag of hot cheetoes and a chocolate bar or two.and it really shows.the last time i went to the mall with my cousin (which is 15) she went to the juniors and got her self a dousin pairs of size 4 blue jeans and i coulden't evan find one pair of jeans that fit.even the size 17couldn't fit me!soon i got depressed and went strait to the food cort were i pigged out ,yet again.i don't get it i was called the stick in fifed graid and now in sevenhth grade i waigh 169!i need help

This is Ashly's story:
I am 13 yrs old and I weigh 201 lbs! I get sick and tired of not being able to have a normal life. I have gone on a diet, but it is hard i am so used to eating and its like smoking for me, I can't stop. I got dumped from my boyfriend cause he says I am too fat. What do I do?!!

From Alicia, Age 14 - 9/28/06 - IP#:  
Ht. 5'3, Wt. 187 - I've been drinking lots of water and I've found my face is super clear! I'm so happy! And I've been exercising but I always over eat and eat when I'm bored. What can I do to stop this? Anyone want to be my weightloss buddy? I want to weight 120-125

From courtnie, Age 16 - 9/22/06 - IP#:  
Ht. 5'7, Wt. not sure - so. i havent been on here in about 4 months. and since then my depression kicked back in. and i started eating more and more. and im pretty sure i gained a few more pounds. so i was talking to my dad last night and hes gettin worried about me and i absolutely HATE it when my family brings up my weight because it makes me feel very self concious. cuz i know im not doing good. i know im killing myself by eating more and more. and i know i need to do something about it. so i decided to go on this diet that my uncle did. and he lost 30 lbs in 30 days by drinking this protein thing it has all the vitamins you get in a day. all the calcium. calories and what not. you drink it a half an hour before you eat a meal. and what not. and i need to exercise more. god. i use to exercise every night even when i wasnt on a diet. = [ this completely sucks. well if anyone wants to buddy up for this diet thing contact me.

From Rachel, Age 19 - 9/16/06 - IP#:  
Ht. 5'0, Wt. 140 - hi guys. i'm so tired of overeating. it's been going on for several YEARS now. and i'm more than ever determined to stop this vicious cycle of overeating. could anyone post some tips that has actually worked very well for you to resist overeating and/or eating out of boredom, stress, sadness etc? Thank you very much.
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From Samantha, Age 18 - 9/13/06 - IP#:  

Ht. 5'1", Wt. Now: 176, Was: 205 - OMG I need to stop eating so much! I feel like I'm always hungry, but I drink tons of water, I eat whole grains and plenty of protien and fiber. Idk, but I'm going to gain the freshman 500 if I don't do something about this soon! I don't want to unravel all the hard work I've done.
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From Whitney, Age 15 - 9/4/06 - IP#:  

Ht. 5'4, Wt. 236 - I'm at the end of my ropes I just wanna die!!!! I hate my life life I'm just a dying cow and the world would be way better without me! My mom always tells me i'm fat and all my dad cares about is my perfect 5'6 115pound varsity soccer player sister........... I take out all my emotions out on food. I need help or i'll be dead soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This is BRITTANY's story:
I was just wondering if u could give me a few tips on how to lose weight i love to eat especially since im stressed all the time and ppl all comment on my weight which makes me eat more. plz help me to lose weight i weigh about 326 now and im only 13 so i have about 200 lbs of pure body fat to lose so if u and i could e mail bac and forth and u help me everyday and keep me on track i would appreciate it thanx bye

Age 14, female, 5ft 4in, 153 lbs - I think that its our fault that we eat this "junk food" but the companys need to see what there products are doing and stop making the junk food so accsesible! - I'm worried about overweight shortening my life.
From Morgan, Age 15 - 8/26/06 - IP#:  

Ht. 5'4", Wt. 201 - Me being overweight hasn't really bothered me until this summer, when I really packed on the pounds. Starting out the summer at around 190, I've gained eleven pounds. This morning I got on the scale and saw that it read "201", and I started crying. I'm still crying. I haven't been paying that much attention to my weight, and I never intended for this to happen. I'm dying to be thin, like my friends. It kills me when my best friend, who weighs 95 pounds, calls herself fat. If she's fat, I'm a monster. Then she says that I'm not fat. She's just saying it to be nice, which kills me. My boyfriend tells me I'm perfect, but I'm sure he wishes I were thinner. I'm horrible at exercise. I'm pretty good at dieting. I really need help getting my weight down. I've never even been on one of these sites. Even now. I saw my weight, got depressed, and started eating. I really really need help. My physical is in October, and I'm tired of always hearing the doctor tell me about my health risks. It scares me. I'm really scared right now. I need help.

From Lizzy, Age 14 - 8/26/06 - IP#:  

Ht. 5'2'', Wt. 140 - hi everyone i just wanted to know what do i do when i get cravings i don't want to give in but i don't know how to get it to stop any suggestions?

From Bianca, Age 13 - 7/10/06 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'8, Wt. really big - I hate looking at myself and thinking that Im pretty and healthy when in reality i am not. I am addicted to fatty and sweet foods. Especially pizza, ice cream, soda, and chocolate. I dont have any exercise machines but yet i dont know what to do. I wan to be skinny for prom, or graduation, or my friends quincenera. I wanna be able to shop anywhere and I find the size that fits me. Please help me and I will help you too....i am desperate and I need to lose major weght!!!!! HELP ME!!!!!! (my weight problems sometimes led to suicide thoughts)

From Lauren, Age 17 - 7/9/06 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'5?, Wt. 145 - I've been sort of off the wagon lately, and because of that, it seems like my weight loss is a little slow. I haven't really given in to junk food though, but since it is summertime it seems like we are always stopping at some restaurant to eat.
From Kat, Age 15 - 6/22/06 - IP#:  

Ht. 5,8, Wt. 183 - Well,i keep trying to loose weight but it keeps finding try over and over again but i just cant stick to a diet!..i get bored.or sad and then BANG there i am gettin food again even when i am well over full ugh anyways ill try it again and let ya no how it turns outt
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From Madison, Age 12 - 6/19/06 - IP#:  

Ht. 5'7, Wt. 174 - Hey guys .. just a quick question, i want to loose weight this summer, and usually im sort of active, but when i watch tv, i get bored and eat like even when im not hungry! it turns ill just have 2 cookies into ill only have 10 cookies, how do i stop this??
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From Pecan, Age 15 - 6/19/06 - IP#:  

Ht. 5'0'', Wt. 150 - ok so i want to lose weight over the summer because i think the reason i never have a boyfriend is because i am heavier. i am fine with my personality, i just have a hard time talking to guys because i am so self concious. plus my mom said she would pay me $50 if i lost the weight as a little incentive- not really working however. I just am an emotional eater. if i'm bored, I eat. if i am sad, I make myself some nice chocolate covered strawberries. i just can't seem to find a way to deal with it anymore. help?!

From Emily, Age 17 - 6/16/06 - IP#:  

Ht. 5'10, Wt. 225 - HEY everyone...i figured somthing out today.....i eat when i am kinda weird but i just started my summer jon and i am so busy all the time that i dont even think about eating. I took a case of water and put it under my desk and some weight watchers food just in case....but i found out that usually i dont want to eat i guess i am a boredom eater...does this happen to any body else? if so what do u do to avoid eating just out of boredom?
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When i was little, (I am almost 14 now) my parents always called me beeny or beanpole, because i was so skinny. Silly I know, but true. Now as im getting older i have gained quite a bit of weight. Mainly from eating out of bordeom. while my mom was at work, I would get bored so I would eat, junk food, and it became a habit. how do i kepp from craving, and eating out of boredom as I do? Sincerely, Copper

From Anastasya Izhik, Age 18 - 6/13/06 - IP#:  

Ht. 5'5, Wt. 260 lbs - i'm afflicted with emotional eating!!!ever since 12 years old, every time im stressed out or feeling down, uncool, i start eating (binging on sugary/fatty stuff), even if i'm not hungry. right now i'm pressured to study for 2 exams, 1 test and write an isp essay. i cant deal with myself - deep into the binge of cheese, peanut butter and cookies. i despise myself, and feel like dying, way more miserable than before. every day i try to give myself another chance, a new beginning, and fail miserably at the slightest thoughts of uncoolness. i'm terrible, i know i'm a frigging pig and cant be respected. please gimme some tips against emotional eating or binge - eating disorder. i'm such a jellyfish, i have no will power or self control whatsoever. i'm probably going to eat myself to death.

From Rebecca, Age 14 - 5/13/06 - IP#:  

Ht. 5'9'', Wt. 160 - i need serious help. i excersize like crazy, eat low fat foods in small portions, and i still cant lose weight! in fact, i think im gaining. and when i get depressed i usually end up binging. Does anyone have any tips on weight loss? i need to lose 20 lbs this month. or ill give up.

This is SARAH's story: Hi my name is sarah. I am 12 years old and in have been overwieght all my life i am realy over wieght i wiegh about 197 pounds now i have alot of musel on my legs but people still tease me all the time it sucks going to the malll and the shirt you want being to small. i cant wear bikinis when all my other friends are wearing them i am going to the beach this vacation and i want to wear a cute abthing suit what ca i do to lose wieght i always tell myself i am going to lose the wieght but then i get sad and i eat i alkways eat when i am boared or sad which is all the time i live in california and my mom lives in virgina which sucks. What should i do PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is TIA's story:
my boy freind broke up with me, every time i think abuot it i eat. what can i do instead of eat

This is KATELYN's story:
somtimes people always eat because they are bored mad or just sad and alot of people ive seen in pics have died because they are fat and they just keep eating to much its very sad

From krista , Age 12 - 3/14/06 - IP#:  

Ht. 5"7, Wt. 273 - ppl i realy need help evertime i think about my dead grandma i go to food for comfort adn i dont wanna ruin everything i did ppl plz i really need help i think i am gonna just like starve myself

From Ros, Age 19 - 2/23/06 - IP#:  

Ht. 5"3, Wt. ? - Hey guys. I was good today until I got home and without even thinking twice I binged and now it's 2:30am and I feel so full and sick. Now that I know that coming home late triggers a binge, I'll think twice next time and try to calm down before stuffing my face!
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From ryan, Age 16 - 2/21/06 - IP#:  

Ht. 5,9", Wt. 210 - Hi im from IL. I think im over weight and im not happy with how i look. I wish there was a way to fix this problem i have. It all started when i got taken away from my mom and went to my dads. Then the problem started. he started to beat me then i just ate and ate.
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From Ros, Age 19 - 2/21/06 - IP#:  

Ht. 5"3, Wt. ? - Hey everyone. I have a binge eating disorder. I binged again today and ate like 5000 calories. I'm seeing a counsellor to try to stop so I don't keep gaining weight, but it would be nice to have all your support. Does anyone here binge? I get really compulsive and crazy and stuff a lot of food down even when I'm not hungry. Hope you're all doing great!
(From poll #56) Age 14, female, 5'7", 280 lbs - I eat to make myself feel better...its coping. - My eating is out of control.

This is BRITTNEY's story:
When i was younger i lived in the city and i was always underweight. when i was in 3rd grade and i was about 4'4" i weighed 52 pounds. but then i moved to the suburbs, i gained weight like crazy. last december when i got a physical done, i weighed 137 pounds at 5 feet and 3 quarter inches, and now i am 5'4" and its been a year and 2 months, and i am now 162 pounds. i've been eating well for the new year. i eat a bowl of cereal for breakfast, a yogurt a water bottle, and a 100 calorie pack for lunch, and then whatever my mum cookes for dinner. after school when i am asked what i had for lunch today, i say the three things i said above, and then my mom and my grandma and my dad are thinking im anorexic. i try to tell them that all i want to do is lose weight, and they keep telling me " dont you become one of those anorexic girls" and i tell them that i would never do that because that is way to dangerous and that is somethings that i would just never do. i also tell them i am trying to lose weight the right way- eat right and exercise. i think its because they are always used to me eating like everything they put in front of me. but now i am cutting everything in half. So do you have any other things that i might be able to do so i can lose some weight...i was going to join a gym with my mum, but then school started and this year is stressful because we are preparing to go into high school and i have had so many test and quizzes plus state tests and exams. it's very hard and my mum says that that is another reason why i am over-weight, is because of the stress in school. is that true? can that really make you want to eat more? i have another question- do you know any ways i can like stop eating when i am bored because sometimes i would be sitting doing nothing so i figure i should eat.what should i do? thanks

This is NICOLLE's story:
I am 15 years old. I love to dance and if a fact that you loose 100 calories per hour of clogging ( type of dance i do). But my weight is 172 pounds!!! I want to get to 135 pounds! I have try diets and exercises but nothing seenm to work. I have this iron disorder and i really am not able to do or eat the diet plan/meal. Cause i am aniemc which means my iron level gets to low and i could pass or go ing to a comma!!!! I really need to loose weight not only to make my healther but happier and able to function like a normal human being!!! my onw borhter pick on my becasue i am over weight and it really hurts and i have found out i eatwhen i am not hungry and eat when i have nothing to do and i know that i really not healthy!! So, if there is any way or anything new or different i cant try please please please please please please tell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From Ashley, Age 17 - 2/11/06 - IP#:  

Ht. 5'5, Wt. 190 - hi, my name is Ashley. I have been overwieght for the majority of my life. I have tried to kepp high spirits but it gets hard when people say things that hurt your feelings. I love food there is no doubt about that but i also eat when i am stressed or my feelings are hurt, kinda like comfort i guess... i havent really tried any diets but I have stayed in the same wieght range without gaining more in the past few years... unfortunatly i gain back what i lose.. but i hope everyone reading this realizes that no matter how u are u cnt let urself b brought down by it... <33--AShley

From Marg, Age 15 - 1/20/06 - IP#:  

Ht. 5 ft, Wt. ?? - OK so i have been trying to lose weight before our sadies dance, 6 lbs in two weeks...possible? I am going to jog two miles a day and try to cut down on fatty foods. I have been eating breakfast ( for all of you who don't eat breakfast- start- it gets your metabolism going and you lose weight faster! ) I feel sooo bad because today I got home and fried a tortalli in butter and added chocoalte chips. my stomach hurts so badly and i feel like I shouldn't have eaten it. I really need to stop emotionally eating! Any ideas? tomorrow I am going to wake up with cheerios, skim milk, and OJ, then me and my friend are going skiing for a while- but the only food available to us is the things they sell at the ski lodge- should i try to eat smaller portions or what? Please someone help me to get the extra flab off my body! ARGH!
Reply from charlotte, Age 15 - 1/21/06 - IP#:

This is BRI 's story:
I really need to lose weight. I am tired of being fat but I am not dedicated enough to be on a diet.I know thats the only way out of it though but I eat because I feel depressed and I feel depressed more because I'm fat. And besided if you lose weight you will still have strech marks so whats the point?Dieting takes to long!!!

This is BROOK's story:
hey lucy im brook and im over weight and i hate it u hav everyone lookin at u and stuff like that i hated it so much i got taken out of skool coz i couldnt take it and now i really want to lose weight i get alot of exercise coz i dance and swim and fight but i do more dancing coz when im older i want to be a singer/actress and as my years go by im jus gettin bigger and bigger and it really upsets me because of my weight i hardly leave my house i think one of my problems is is that i eat to much sometimes i eat when im bored and hav nothin to do sometimes but not all the time i REALLY WISH I COULD LOSE WEIGHT im scared that i could die coz of my weight

From hannah, Age 15 - 11/28/05 - IP#:  

Ht. 5'3, Wt. 308 - Hi, i'm 15 i live in england and i am 22 stone!!! thats 308 pounds. I want to go to a fat camp but my parents cant afford it. Is there a strict and hard weight loss camp? I know that if i could just lose the wieght at camp, i would enjoy being thin so much i would just not eat. Does anybody know of a hard and gruelling camp or does anyone just want to talk about thier experiences. I have no friends, because people dont want to know anyone who is fat. I am so depressed that my school work is suffering. People laugh and stare at me when i go out.I am addicted to food.I spend all my money on it-macdonalds,kfc,burgerking. I cant help myself. Even my old friends are begining to get embarrassed I but i am disgusting. Does anyone know of a cheaper than usual wieght loss camp. Please help me. or just chat.  (Note: 1 stone (st) equals 14 pounds.)
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From Bobby T, Age 13 - 11/25/05 - IP#:  

Ht. 5-1, Wt. 167 - I love All the hostess products SUCH AS the Funny Bones Twinkies Pound Cake coffe cake Yodles Nothing else seems to taste good. It fills my heart with joy. ANY THINH HEATHY BUT GOOD

From beth , Age 14 - 11/20/05 - IP#:  

Ht. 5ft 9, Wt. 204 Goal 150/160 - i agree with mark, loose weight to be healthy, don't worry when you muck up, everyone does! I founbd a way to stop you eating when you're not hungry, take up a musical instrument. I come from a musical family anyway, but was never really interested untill i got into the indie scene, I started playing guitar a month ago. When you want to sound good,(because ppl are always not as good as they want to be when coming to things like that!!!!!!!) you practice more and more. it doesn;t have to be expensive, just one you always wanted to play..... once you get your hands on one and you REALLY want to sound good, the more you practice, the more you practice, the better you get, AND the less unnecessary food you'll binge on when your bored. it might not help you, but it has me, I havent lost that much weight, but it's working slowly but surely :D

From whitneyx<3, Age 14 - 11/15/05 - IP#:  

Ht. 5'4, Wt. 280 - Hey.xx Well...apparently I'm on this board because I want to lose weight. I have been eating a LOT for the past few days..and I think it's mostly because of stress...but today I did a lot better but I still ate a little too much..tomorrow,though, is going to be a lot better, I hope so. I found this place where I can run a distance then run up and down a little hill and there's like 5 steps in the path that I'm running in, so I can do that like 10-15 times a all of that other good stuff called excercise. I tihnk I've got the exercise part's just my eating habits I have to work on. Any support from any of you guys would be 'greatly' appreciated. Later.xx Oh, oh--lookathowawful my weight is. Ugh....makesmesick.

This is EMMA's story: I've been overweight for a long time. I'm 12 years old and I weigh 210 pounds. I've tried dieting but I always fail. I exercise a lot but I can't stop eating. How can I not eat as much. I want to be down to 140 by June 2006 but I just can't stop eating and eating the wrong stuff. Please help me!

This is LORA's story: I can't lose weight! I try sooo hard, but when I see a tempting sweet food, I totally forget I am trying to cut back! When I eat, it never seems like I am full, so I just keep eating and eating! I really want to be in control of my weight, but I don't know how!

This is JOHANNA's story: My name is Johanna and I need some help. I want to lose 60 pounds by January 2006 which is coming soon, BUt i cant im so depressed and i always eat i dont know what type of excersises to do to make me skinney. My goal is to fit and to look great in a Bikini for this summer I need help and my mom doesnt have a lot of money so it has to be cheap... please HELP ME im so desperate!!

From someone, Age 17 - 10/27/05 - IP#:  

Ht. 5'7, Wt. 178 - i think to loose weight u gotta deal with the issues i ur life. i know everyones always told this. but i noticed my habbits. for ex. i eat too much every day afterschool to avoid hw and cuz the day made me upset. i think im gunna stop coming to this board. stop dieting. stop everything. and work on my life and see what ahppens. cuz i really think i ve tried everything else and i cant control myself enough to eat right. so i need to control my emotions. wish me luck. and goodluck guys. goodbye.
Reply from brianna, Age 16 - 10/27/05 - IP#:

From joanna, Age 15 - 7/19/05 - IP#:  

Ht. 5'2, Wt. 195 - i have a huge problem, okay i started weight watchers last wednesday... and i did do pretty good, until saturday mind the fact that i got my period, i went out to the olive garden bc it was my moms bday, i got say pasta dish and i only ate half of it and didnt even bother to bring home, for desert i had some fruit thingy, which was really good and me and my mom shared it, so i was still doing good... and my mom even bout me the new harry potter book, which i finished today and i dont want to ruin for ne one but have a box of tissues near u toward the last 100 pages or so, any way ever since then i cant stop eating i have cravings for food but i dont even no what i want, and even after i eat i always feel hungry, i always have a full glass of water with me, but i never drink it... can any one please help me.... ps im goin to weight watchers tommorow night (tuesday)... we have guests commin on wed.... so ill let u no how i did.. please wish me luck and help

From Ishie, Age 15 - 6/22/05 - IP#:  

Does anyone ever feel reckless around food? Like, i'll describe the feeling. I do very well in dieting until midday when i see food i really want. i take a bite. another bite. i stop, and when everyone leaves the room, i cant stop looking at the food. i can like hear my heart beating, not any faster or louder, i just notice it more. i feel like i have the shivers, i stuff my face with the food, it only makes it worse. i keep stuffing, gorging all i can in my mouth, when i realize i just ruined my diet. i eat more, and i give up exercising for the day, because i know i've already ruined my diet. i feel like bursting out crying and i dont feel in the mood to do anything about it. the thought of getting together with friends just makes me feel fatter, grosser, guiltier. I hermit from friends and family for the rest of the day, eating more, crying more, feeling like im going to burst, but i cant stop, i wont stop, something inside me wont let me stop, i lock myself in my room, i fall asleep, and then i get in trouble for everything that i obviously ate, not only with my mom, but with myself and my weight. i think im psychotic. if i'm not, reply, if i am, reply, but really if i am i can deal with it myself. really, just... HELP!
Reply from Mary-Ann, Age 13 - 6/23/05 - IP#:

This is HAYLEY's story:
why do i eat and can't stop from morning when i wake up till when i go to bed i eat! i am at least 180 somthing puonds and i just want to loose some weight can you help me and plan a diet for me?

This is LIZABET's story:
hi, i am really overweight and i need help. i gain like 3 pounds in 1 day everyday, i am like lawrence cause i am good at a spory but i cant do the runnin, i play hocky and i m 1 of the best players in the school at hittin but as i am real fat i cant run or if i do i get really out of breath quickly. my current weight is around 560pounds!! that is so fat. i need help badly, i know i should eat less than i do and i know i should cut it in 1/2 but i just cant seem to it. i eat aat mcdonalds everyday and i always order the biggest thing in the shop and i am adicttied and i cant stop goin and when i did i felt ill all the time so plz can u give me sometips on how to lose all of my extra weight, thanxs:)
From Michelle <3, Age sixteen - 6/5/05 - IP#:  

I was having such a great day. and a great week eating wise. I don't understand why all the sudden I just ate a ton of food a minutes ago. Ugh I'm so miserable now. i really don't understand why all the sudden I decided to pig out when I knew it woud mess up my diet and make me unhappy. I really think I have a problem. sighhh

From megan, Age 14 - 6/5/05 - IP#:  

I'm trying my hardest to fight the food cravings.. I keep picking it up and putting it back down again.. It's when I get sad or stressed that I eat :( wish me luck

From megan , Age 14 - 6/4/05 - IP#:  

does any body have any snack ideas? and any hobby ideas.. Cuz when I'm board thats when I tend to get the munchies!!
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From lissa, Age 17 - 6/3/05 - IP#:  

ok so.. i have a problem.. it seems like whenever i'm bored i eat little snacks.. but i'm wondering if there's like a small snack that i can eat whenever i'm just looking for something, that's not gum, and doesn't have alot of calories in it. even if i'm not hungry.. i still eat! it's crazy.. any suggestions at all would be helpful. thanks and good luck everyone!

From Shannon, Age 11 - 5/30/05 - IP#:  

ugh, guys i am so bored. i feel like eating but know i should not. my diet has been working and i cant give in. my frind danny kept me occupied but he had to go so im alone and bored. bored makes me eat- please i-m dumblonde12309 if you see this message and want to talk to me.

This is MEGAN's story:
Hello...I've done everything I can.. now I think I need some help. I always try so hard to lose weight.. and I do lose it.. but then when I get depressed and gain it all back.. I was 196 and 3 months later I was down to 145ish.. I got depressed with problems at home "my dads driking" and school.. and that stuff and in a month I was up to 176 again!! all my hard work down the drain.. Do you have any advice about what to do when I am depressed insted of eat.. and what things I can do to make being on a diet more fun.. thanx a lot.. Megan

From ~*megan*~, Age 14 - 5/27/05 - IP#:  

WTH.. I worked so hard for months to lose weight.. I wen't from 192 to 145 ish.... then I got depressed and gained it all back!! now I'm one 176.. All my hard work wen't down the drain.. and Now I don't fit into any thing.. does any one have any diet advice or does any one have any advice for me?!?
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From non, Age no - 5/18/05 - IP#:  

i eat when im bored and i weigh 130 and in 4'11 - 5 and if i dont start losing im gonna b huge please help !!!!!! plese im desprate no rude comments

From Melissa, Age 15 - 5/15/05 - IP#:  

Hey, i'm 15 and i weigh right now about 175 lbs at 5'1. i had to go through a really diffucult divocre aroudn 7 grade which lead my kinda chubby body to ballon out because i ate whenever i was unhappy. i joined my school soccer teamn ths spring which lead me to go from 185 to 175 but i want to lose more and get down to 115 before my sweet sixteen and my junior year begins. Ive been reading post of all you guys and its actualyl really insirping an di hope anyone who has advice for me can help me.. i love carbs and snack food lol but i want to lose weight so bad so my family can stop makign comments and i wont get thso rude remarks from ppl at school. I wasnt to look terrffic for this year homecoming so please anyone who can give me adviceplease do..
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From Erin, Age 14 - 5/7/05 - IP#:  

I must have no life (i am 5'4", 309, and 14 fat in face and stomach). I went into the chatroom today around 4:30 but no one was in there. I am sitting here drinking coke and eating chips(real healthy dont u think), but i dunno how to stop over eating. If u can believe it i used to weigh 110 in 5th grade and now in 7th i am almost 200 pounds over that. I eat compolsivly and cant stop, and my friends are starting 2 notice how much weight i am gaining. Literally i only weight 294 about 2 weeks ago. It is scaring me because i know i can die but i cant stop eating and eating. im sorry i just double checked my weight its 310 so i am 200 pounds more then i was in 5th grade. It is so embarrassing really. I believe in the begining of the year i only weighed 198. I need help my sn is irishblondie224, but please post tips to help me stop my compolsing eating!!!! Thanks!!!!
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From Kristen , Age 15 - 4/30/05 - IP#:  

Hi every one my nasme is Kristen and I am really overweight I am 5'4 and I weigh 150 and the whole reason is because my mother got re married and I hate him and his kids and i just eat when im sad or mad and that is why i started to get this big so if anyone can help me i would really like some fast ways to lose weight thank you and good luck to everybody!!!!


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