COMFORT EATING

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

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From Motivated, Age 19 - 06/27/08 - IP#: 71.192.26.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 215 lb, Today: 203 lb, Goal: 150 lb - omg. okay- i just read the most incredible book. i'm still happily crying. the reason i wanted to share it with you guys is that it's interlaced with emotional eating and using it to kind of hide from the world, but that the main character breaks free from it slowly throughout the book and undergoes this amazing transformation into herself- although it's not all about that at all. it's aptly titled "the Sugar Queen" incase you all want to read something really fun and easy, but still get emotionally invested and kind of feel yourself go through her transformation.
Reply from Flower Fawn, Age 15 - 06/27/08  - IP#: 96.227.102.xxx

From panic at the disco junkie, Age 14 - 06/23/08 - IP#: 70.225.83.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 183 lb, Today: 177 lb, Goal: 130 lb - So i have been doing pretty good but i have 2 well maybe 3 huge problems 1. is that i always eat when im bored, and i know its when im bored beacause i always say im hungrey and its when im not really doing anything so its out of bordum. 2. Im haveing trouble with gettting my self up and exceriseing its like i want to do it im just to lazy to and i just keep saying that ill do it later then i don't. So that is a bad thing and 3. i just can't stay mo-a-vated i mean when ever i eat im just saying "oh ill never loose it" then i just eat and eat and then later im like i can't keep doing this. So i don't know what to do with this problem. Can some of u guys tell me any tips to deal with this stuff? Thanks and i hope u guys are doing well (it looks like it) good luck!

From Rachel, Age 14 - 06/23/08 - IP#: 216.220.216.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 330 lb, Today: 298 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - Haha so I was driving around with friends and everyone was bored so we hit up burger king; I didn't get anything ! Thatss like amazing for me :) lmao...well yeah I am so freakin happy I snuck out to hang with them and didn't get caught :) I'm having an amazing day..keeep up thee good workkk kids.

From Kristen, Age 16 - 06/20/08 - IP#: 69.225.5.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 228 lb, Today: 176 lb, Goal: 160 lb - Ok so i forgot to post yesterday. I went and worked out for an hour yesterday and i felt really good. Basically im doing well and im on track with my summer plan. I thought i would be 180 or even more because i hadnt been working out this last month plus before school ended i was really depressed and started binging. I was just a mess, im just glad im not as heavy as i thought though. Im working on building up my muscle because i know i lost some of it this past month and that could also contribute to me not weighing as much even though i binged alot. So just wanted to wish everyone luck and hope you have a Happy Friday!

From Erica, Age 16 - 06/16/08 - IP#: 75.168.159.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 148.9 lb, Current: 158 lb, Goal: 115 lb -
I can't stop binge eating. It's like I eat even when I'm bored...and it's a problem.....PLEAsE GIVE ME ADVICE IF YOU SUFFERED FROM IT AND KNOW HOW TO STOP:)

From michelle, Age 14 - 06/16/08 - IP#: 67.235.241.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 228 lb, Today: 199 lb, Goal: 130 lb - ok so i havent been on this site sense school ended like a mouth ago is tht thing were u post ur weight at the begaining of the week still here. well this whats happening in my life i think im in love with my ex-friends brother, im startin to actually like my body and id like to lose 10 to 20 pounds by the end of the summer (my body loses about 2 to 3 ponds a week) well thats about it oh wait and my mom won't stop callin me the goth girl who used to love her so much when in truth shes always gotten on my last nerves and she is the main reason im an emotional eater

From Amanda, Age 19 - 06/12/08 - IP#: 208.96.110.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 225 lb, Today: 170 lb, Goal: 150 lb - omg yesterday was TERRIBLE. i did amazingly perfect for over a week then i just ate nonstop allllll freaking day yesterday. i think its because i was depriving myself. but im refreshed now and ready to get back on track. plus im pretty sure i didnt gain anything, except maybe a little bloating from all the salt i had. never again. i had such bad heartburn lastnight because of eating so much but i was so bored and i just couldnt stop!! i thought i had conquered my habit of eating out of boredom but i guess not lol oh well, its okay to have a day like that every once in a while. even skinny people have those days. we just have to brush ourselves off and work towards fixing the problem. i cant wait to be thinnnn :) right now im a size 10-11 in jeans and a medium in shirts (sometimes large, depending on how the fit is). i really want to be a size 8 in jeans. but ive got a large bone... (view more)
Reply from kaby, Age 16 - 06/12/08  - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx
Reply from Lucee, Age 17 - 06/12/08  - IP#: 78.144.160.xxx

From Lucee, Age 17 - 06/08/08 - IP#: 84.13.111.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 179 lb, Today: 163 lb, Goal: 150 lb - Aaagh i am so frickin pissed at myself!!
80% of the time on days when im working, at school, out with friends or just really busy i am hardly ever hungry and i stick to my plan really well and exercise and everything but then theres days like today when im in the house bored all day (because i had 2 stay in 2 study for a sociology exam on tuesday) and what do i end up doing? BINGEING!! Honestly i must have consumed at least 5000 calories today and i purged which im really mad about cos im in recovery for bulimia which was going really well but i have relapsed quite a few times in the past month which i think is down to exam stress. Sociology is my last exam though so hopefully after that i can get back into my plan, work on recovery more and finally get down to a weight which i can be happy about my body with and not have to focus on losing weight anymore and just focus on maintaining that healthy weight! Sorry about the rant..just had to vent there <3
Reply from ellie, Age 15 - 06/08/08  - IP#: 212.30.5.xxx

From Claire, Age 19 - 06/02/08 - IP#: 64.131.205.xxx  Click here to reply  
also yeah around 2006-07 I used to weigh like freakin 159! and I was so much more energetic then but I remember still thinking..."goddd I'm so fat, I gotta drop 30 fast!" ..I should've cherished being 159 for the time being but I just screwed it up by letting stress take over my life and turning to food once again. I wish I weighed that much again and now getting there seems like such a hard thing to do! I wish I hadn't gained back in the first place. It makes me feel like a failure, really. :(

From Saphira, Age 16 - 05/19/08 - IP#: 86.41.143.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 200 lb, Current: 197 lb, Goal: 145 lb - HI well i'm saphira.My story:I was a little child until i was seven and my family and I moved country.Since then i always feel uncomfortable and as though i dont fit in and have been gaining alot of weight since then.I found comfort in food i was bullied by girls that were also my so called friends and they are still in my life today but not in the capacity of friends. Well thats my story really, i find it hard to fit in where i live as i am a preappy girl and they make fun of me here.I do not respond to these people but i keep trying to loose the weight for my health and happiness.Last summer i lost 20lb and i was down to 175lb i felt great and i want to get to that place again and try to loose even more if i can.I would like to loose around 40lb by christmas. Thats my long term goal.My short term goal is to loose 10lb by june 29th.Thank you for reading.

From chris, Age 13 - 04/24/08 - IP#: 81.155.246.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 198 lb, Current: 199 lb, Goal: 170 lb - hi im really worried i weighed myselfto day and ive put on another pound im nearly over 200 pounds im 13 whats goin on does anyone know how to get unhooked of fatty foods because im addicted to mcdonalds (infact im goin there with my mates for dinner)and chocolate i love chocolate so much i use a least 1500 of my calories a day to chocolate some times i dont mind being fat because i have an excuse to eat loads but when i do swimming at school or go on holiday i dont feel right because i can feel my belly wobbling and everyone elses body is like WHOAH and all the girls go up to them and go look at his abs and when they see me they just think dont go near his fat might swallow us up i need help please reply

From chantel, Age 15 - 04/22/08 - IP#: 69.204.132.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 263 lb, Current: 250 lb, Goal: 145 lb - ok...so as you can C I've lost 13 pounds....but im am so very proud of myself because today i was not having a good day...i mean everything wuz goin WRONG..and when i'm normally not in a good mood i EAT.....but when i reached for da chips i re4ached in da bag put it up 2 ma lips...but STOPPED!!!!!!...i mean i kno dizz doesnt mean that much 2 ya but..i STOPPED..I mean this is really a big break through.....WISH ME LUCK & MORE WEIGHT LOSS!!!

From Stacy, Age 17 - 04/08/08 - IP#: 141.158.143.xxx  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 - 04/07/08 - IP#: 71.162.39.xxx  Click here to reply  
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...
Reply from Kristen, Age 16 - 04/07/08  - IP#: 76.83.230.xxx
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From Kim, Age 17 - 04/02/08 - IP#: 76.188.159.xxx  Click here to reply  
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.

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