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 Ashly, Age 14 - 02/15/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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 - 02/13/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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... (view more)

From cayla, Age 12 - 02/09/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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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From rashada, Age 14 - 02/09/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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 - 02/06/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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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From Jeimi, Age 17 - 02/05/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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 - 02/05/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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... (view more)

From Jason, Age 13 - 01/30/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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 - 01/28/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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... (view more)

From Nicole, Age 15 - 01/27/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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 - 01/25/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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 - 01/13/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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 - 01/13/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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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From sk8ergirl, Age 16 - 01/05/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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.

From michelle other, Age 13 - 01/03/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
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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