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 Kim, Age 17 - 04/02/08 - IP#:  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.

From keytomyheart, Age 15 - 03/31/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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 - 03/31/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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
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From melissa, Age 14 - 03/31/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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 - 03/29/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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 - 03/27/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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?!

From Megan, Age 18 - 03/23/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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?

From Tina, Age 16 - 03/22/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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 Sophia, Age 12 - 03/09/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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 - 03/04/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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 - 03/03/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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 - 03/02/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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 - 02/29/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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 - 02/19/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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 - 02/17/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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

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