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

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From Denii, Age 14 - 10/11/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 195 lb, Today: 163 lb (BMI %tile: 96) - Heey Everone:) I've Been Reading Many Stories On Here. I Find It Amazing How Many People Change Their Lives w/ Just Losing Weight. This Is My Story ;
I've Always Been That Chunky Girl. Maybe Not "Always," But By The Age Of 7 Or 8, I Guess That's When It All Started. I've Always Been A Happy Person. When Youu Look At Me, I'd Always Have The Biggest Smile On My Face For Just Being Alive. I've Always Loved Food, C'mon, I'm Latina (; I Sometimes Eat More Than I Should. Even If I'm Full, I Keep Eatinn' Until My Plate Is Cleaned. My Parents seperated When I Was About 5. My Mom Got Married To My Step-Dad. It Took A While For Me To Get Used To Him, But w/ In A Year or So, He Was Like My Real Dad.♥ He Died About 5 Years Ago, & I Guess It's Sad Times Like Those Where I Eat & Eat & Eat. I Just Eat Away My Problems, Or Try To.... (view more)

From Ashley, Age 18 - 10/10/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 149 lb, Today: 152 lb (BMI %tile: 86), Goal: 125 lb - So school started, and for the first 3 weeks I got down to 140, I was super excited everyone was complimenting me on my figure and how good I looked. I hated the compliments, I didn't want to gain the weight back. Then I got voted onto homecoming court. Me on homecoming court, I was s excited and I granted it all to the fact I lost 20 pounds. I got the cute tight fighting dress and all. But that wednesday, 2 days before homecoming, I started binging again, and beating myself up again which lead to more binging, I gained 3 pounds on homecoming night, luckily the dressed still fit. That weekend I kept binging and beating myself up over it. I have been trying to suppress this for a month, but now I have gained 12 pounds, and I just don't know why I still overeat when I have the oppurtunity t say NO!! I guess maybe subconciously I do not think... (view more)
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From sante, Age 14 - 10/07/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 170 lb, Today: 170 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 145 lb - im addicted to food. I know it's bad to overeat but it tastes so good when I'm doing it.
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From Molly, Age 15 - 09/29/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 265 lb, Today: 265 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 230 lb - I can't stop overeating. Food is like my best friend. It is getting so hard to find stylish jeans in my huge size 24, which is getting tight. I eat food when I am bored or whenever anyone else has food, I feel the need to be eating, too.
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From Cat, Age 17 - 09/29/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 250 lb, Today: 262 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - I just cant stop... i dont know whats wrong with me... My grandma trusted me 2 be home alone and the first thing i do is make myself 4 huge burgers that were like super greasy and a massive plate of salty fries.. idky i do this.. i need 2 stop but i dont know how. and i like drank 62 oz of apple juice and ive caught myself eating entire loafs of bread.. i need help :( any ideas?
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From ylat, Age 16 - 09/12/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 166 lb, Today: 166 lb (BMI %tile: 95), Goal: 140 lb - I never thought I would get to the point where I had to call myself "overweight" I have always been curvier than other people, I have big breast and hips and a small waist, what you would call a pear shaped girl. I have been dieting since I'm about 8 years old, and this subject has become more of a trauma than anything else. I'm always sad because of my weight,I don't do stuff that I would actually like to do because of my insecurities like dancing in public, and because of this I HATE to be seen in public whether it's in the mall or at my school's play. I just hate myself, I feel that I would be such a different person if I lost weight. But the problem is that I have tried every single diet that you could imagine, Atkins, Weight Watchers, The Cayenne pepper cleanser, not eating, eating just rice, name it and I can tell you all about it. (view more)
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From Wolfie, Age 17 - 08/30/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 216.6 lb, Today: 216.6 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 170 lb - I was looking for a place to just post things about how I'm feeling about my weight and things like that and then I found this website and decided to give it a try. I started trying to lose weight when I was 12. I only wanted to get rid 10lbs. I tried weight watchers and it worked for a little while but after a death in the family I just stopped using it. I really want to get back to a healthy weight because now I am obese. I've been tried tons of different things but nothing has stuck. I'm going into my senior year of high school and I want to be as fashionable and health and happy as I can be but I know that I won't as long as am this size. Today is the day that I'm really hoping to make a change. Thanks for the support.
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From thalia, Age 17 - 08/23/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 186 lb, Today: 186 lb (BMI %tile: 95), Goal: 135 lb - i've been thinking about my weight since i can remember. as a little girl, i've always enjoyed eating. i had a healthy appetite unlike my brother who always had a hard time eating. i was never overweight until recently but i always remember being called fat by my family, my mother and aunt especially. my mom was a personal trainer and she has like this beauty addiction. she's gone under the knife so many times and she's always watching her weight and working out, she even studied nutrition in college. my mom has never been fat though just like my brother she's always been almost sickly skinny. her obessesion with beauty eventually rubbed off on me. i always thought i was fat but the truth was i wasnt. i never got called fat by anybody outside of my mom and aunts and as i look back at pictures from before i realize that there wasnt a reason for me to feel insecure then because quite... (view more)
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From shay, Age 16 - 08/07/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 189 lb, Today: 205 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 130 lb - hi.. i was on here about 2 months ago.. and i started out as 189.. but over the summer i gained 15 pounds! when we are bored, we just eat and watch movies. and i cant believe a gained 15 pounds in less than 2 months! i cant fit into anything i used to be able to a month ago! im going to school and i wanted to look good, but now im just gaining weight like crazy.. running is out of the pcture because of my knees, and my belly gets in the way when i try to do sit ups..
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From Patty, Age 19 - 08/06/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 228.5 lb, Today: 228.5 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 144 lb - Hi everyone. I've been coming to this site for about 4 years, and I've felt I was fat since I was 9. Now I'm obese, and my weight as really affected every aspect of my life. My grades have suffered (I just completed first year of college and failed 2 classes, withdrew from 2 more), I can't find a job, I look like I'm 40, and I've just altogether stopped taking care of myself. But now I'm going to fight off this weight tooth and nail. I know that God has a purpose for me in this world, and I'm not going to let weight, depression, negative thoughts, sugar addiction, or bad grades stop me from fulfilling my purpose. I'm going to try to come on this site every Thursday to update this journey. God bless to you all, and stay positive!
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From Chelle, Age 20 - 08/03/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'9", Start: 14 st 7, Today: 14 st 7 (BMI: 30), Goal: 10 st 0 - I am 20 and in 2 years I have put on over 4 stone... I am not happy this weight and in fact I often feel suicidal due to how fat I am.... I try and try but cant get slim.... due to the depression......  (Note: 14 st 7 is 203 lb.)
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From Anonymous, Age 18 - 07/28/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'9", Start: 220 lb, Today: 190 lb (BMI %tile: 91), Goal: 160 lb - I used to come on this site whenever I was younger, and I never really did anything about losing weight. I was a huge emotional eater, and I still struggle with it sometimes.
Since January I've been watching what I put in my mouth, and I barely saw any results until June whenever I went out and bought some Jillian Michaels exercise/cardio DVD's, started walking 30 minutes every evening and eating a healthy 1,200 calorie diet (three 400 calorie meals). It's been since June first, when I weighed 210 pounds, and I've seen HUGE results! I've dropped three pants sizes, one shirt size, and I'm starting to see muscle definition!
I wish all of you the best of luck with reaching your weight loss goals, don't let the little things bring you down!

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

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

From haley, Age 16 - 06/28/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'9", Start: 230 lb, Today: 230 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - ok the names haley and i am overweight and i know that. it doesnt seem to help when my mom tells me that i need to loose weight yeah i know its true but it still hurts. I really eat when im depressed. i know that i dont eat like snacks as much as i do breads and thats my problem. I mean i love school and have alot a friends but i dont really talk to anyone besides them bc im afraid of rejection but i wanna start drinking lots of water and exercising alot more so i can get slimmer but wish me luck anyways
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