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 Amanda, Age 21 - 06/25/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 225 lb, Today: 155 lb (BMI: 24), Goal: 145 lb - woah. I'm on my LAST TEN POUNDS!!! i cant believe it!!! So basically, in the last 3 years i've lost a total of 70 pounds... what!? I remember being 225 thinking i'd be fat and miserable forever. but now i can go shopping and buy whatever i want pretty much. still a bit more to go though! just goes to show you you CAN do it, i was and still am soo lazy, its just a matter of training yourself not to eat out of boredom or just for fun. eat because you're hungry and to survive. good luck guys!

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

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

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

From Jess, Age 16 - 05/14/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 195 lb, Today: 159 lb (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 130 lb - Nooo I don't know what happened today, I just felt awful emotionally, I skipped school and went to the mall and bought a burrito and a big bag of chips and came home and ate it all :(
then I ate supper with my dad (fish & chips) and THEN I started eating cookies.. I ate an entire row before I realized what I was doing.
I started looking up the calories and the chips alone were 1300.
I know tomorrow is a new day but I feel so terrible right now!
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From Heather, Age 17 - 04/28/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 198 lb, Today: 165 lb (BMI %tile: 89), Goal: 125 lb - hey everyone, i have a problem with controlling my eating im getting to the last fourty pounds of my weight loss and i can work out like no bodys buisness, i run at least twice a day but when it comes to eating i cant control myself, even when im not hungry i eat and ill even be saying what are you doing your not hungry but it doesnt seem to help does any one have any tips to try?
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From Audrey, Age 15 - 04/28/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7.5", Start: 179 lb, Today: 179 lb (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 150 lb - Well I promised myself that I wouldn't ever weigh as much as I do. I have wanted to be skinny for a long time, but whenever I am bored I eat. When I am really stressed I eat A LOT! And everytime I always get really mad at myself. Two years ago I had everything uner control and I lost 20 pounds, but it all came back and for some reason I just can't control it now. All I want to do is eat. Please help!
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From bAILEY, Age 10 - 04/17/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 4'9", Start: 115 lb, Today: 115 lb (BMI %tile: 97), Goal: 80 lb - Hi i have been over weight for as long as i could rememer.i eat when i am bored what do i do
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From scarlett, Age 17 - 04/13/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 184 lb, Today: 179 lb (BMI %tile: 96), Goal: 110 lb - ugh, it is seriously so hard to lose weight. I was so good for like 1-2 weeks, and then i went to my ITALIAN mothers house, and ate a lot and feel bad about it now. it's like i'm addicted, and i really don't want to be. she always has so much food, and it's so hard to ignore it! and then i got lazy and i haven't worked out in a couple days. i've been pretty upset about a lot of personally things. i really think it's my weight that's making me feel so down. i mean, i am so mean. and i have NEVER been mean like this, ever. i know it's not an instant thing, but i want to start a healthy diet NOW. so that i don't keep putting it off and wasting more time. i'm EXTREMELY lucky though because i didn't gain any of the weight back. but does any one have any pointers for me? anything they do when they get a craving, or feel like giving up.. or just feeling lazy, and end up not doing anything? any advice would help :) thanks.
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From scarlett, Age 17 - 04/03/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 184 lb, Today: 184 lb (BMI %tile: 97), Goal: 110 lb - i was always a really thin kid. i wasn't stick skinny, but i was thin. from about 12-14, i got really fat. and i hated it. when i was 15, i lost so much weight. i was about 120 pounds. i didn't even exercise, it just randomly came off. i'm now 184 pounds. i was NEVER this big. and i hate it. I know, if I wanted a change, I'd make it. But, it's easier said than done. And people who struggle with weight, know exactly what I'm talking about. So gimme a break. I'm NOT saying I'm a victim! I'm miserable. I'm not trying to make people feel bad for me, but I wish things would change.
If I'm sad, I eat. If I'm mad, I eat. If I'm happy, I eat. I've tried dieting so many times. I'd lose weight here and there, and I'd be good for a couple weeks. But then I'd indugle in really bad food one day, and then it would all come back, and I'd gain it all.
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From Jenna, Age 17 - 03/24/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6.5", Start: 224.5 lb, Today: 221.5 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 130 lb - I fell off the wagon, and I fell hard guys :( You've all been so supportive and posted loads of tips, and that really helped but I just got the urge to eat and eat. I can remember being 182 and thinking I was enormous and that I'd never let myself get fatter.. How I would love to be back at 182 now! I'm trying hard to get myself back on track though and have lost 3lbs so far! But I have a HUGE problem with snacking at night time, like while I'm watching TV and stuff, anyone got any hints to help me stop doing that?
Love and luck, Jenna x
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From Katie, Age 16 - 03/21/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 245 lb, Today: 248.2 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 212 lb - so i have gained 0.8 pounds and not happy. Im Reaching 250 ugh.. i know why ive been gaining i've been emotional eating because i found out someone close to me has a brain tumor and isnt doing well so im scared and stuff,.

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