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 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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From kade, Age 19 - 01/02/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 140 lb, Current: 177 lb, Goal: 140 lb - In high school i weighed 140 pounds. I've never been skinny but atleast i used to be thin and in shape. then when i was a senior i gained almost 20 pounds. i gained another 10 or so in the last year and a half of college. ive gone back and forth with my weight, getting down to 150 lbs at times, but now im at my heaviest and i need some help. i want to be thin and cute again but i seem to be addicted to food.. any suggestions?

From michelle, Age 13 - 01/01/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 227 lb, Current: 205 lb, Goal: 130 lb - im not weighing myself til schools out for the summer hopefully i lose like 20 pounds..........&& school starts back tomorrow do the happy dance happy happy dance ok its over but i neeeeeed school to get my mind off my depressin life before i give up and jusst go eat every thin and watch a scary movie and laugh (my friends keep my from wantin to die neeeeeed school) but ah i haven't been eatin any thin because im not hungry weird but yeah goin to school tomorrow freak yeah taco luv peace

From sierra, Age 13 - 12/30/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 132 lb, Current: 130 lb, Goal: 100 lb - yay! i lost 2 pounds! i guess the speed-walking around my lake worked to loose wieght. and i told my mom to stash away all the hershey's kisses left from christmas. except i still feel guilty...because for christmas my brother bought me 2 bags of about a gajillion pound gummy bears and their delicious. i thought i could eat them because i kept telling myself theyre not addicting but theyre beginning to be. and i dont want to throw them away because i dont want to waste ALL of them. there's alot of them. i hope i can still get the will power to ignore them as soon as possible.

From Emily, Age 13 - 12/21/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 130 lb, Current: 143 lb, Goal: 105 lb - well 4 the past few days, ive been eating lots of coldstones ice sister has a sore throat and is sick so my mom has been buying alot of it. i have been having the chocolate ice cream with chocolate chips, hot fudge, and chocolate brownies. i feel soo horrible cuz there is almost 1000 calories in it and i have been eatng it every day and it isnt very filling either. now i have a majr craving for it but i am actually eating breyers double churned no sugar added chocolate fudge brownie which is good too but not the same... my stomach has become noticably bigger and i just want some damn ice cream!!! i hate this...other then this, i eat pretty healthy(besides 4 tablespoons of peanut butter a day cuz im an addict!!!)

From Jeimi, Age 17 - 12/18/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 240 lb, Current: 230 lb, Goal: 180 lb - hey everyone i did really good yesterday untill about 8 or 9 acolck came i sware idk what happen to me it's like i couldn't stop eating i mean i ate 2 plates of coco pebils i felt really bad but the worst part is that i feel like eating everything right now i don't understand why i get this feeling i'm trying to fight it i brushed my teeth and i just keep telling myself it will all be worth it at the end but it's so hard well i just had to let this out because if i don't i think i would eat my whole frige
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From lizzie, Age 13 - 12/16/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 170 lb, Current: 170 lb, Goal: 120 lb - todayy was bad. all i had was a peice of cantalope. but then i was to hungry nd had a chicken sandwhich, more canatlope, fries, chococlte icing, pretzels, and buttered bread. i didnt eat it just cause i was hungry. i wanted to throw it all back up. i think its become a habit cause i cnt stop it. i need someones help. -liZZiEee

From whatever, Age 17 - 12/11/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 6'0", Start: 261 lb, Current: 261 lb, Goal: 179 lb - im 261 pounds I am seventeen years old. I hate my body. I'm 6 feet tall. I dieted I lost 35 pounds , then gained it back. I'm ashamed. I a compulsive overeater. I need help. I'm suicidal. I just want to be normal. I'm a prisoner. =/// I'm so happy. I have hope , but I'm falling apart. someone help me. =///

From Emily, Age 13 - 12/02/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 130 lb, Current: 143 lb, Goal: 105 lb - ok so i finally lost 4 pounds...then i went out and TOTALLY pigged out a few days later...i felt soo bad that i just started eating everything in sight...alot was before i fell aseep i gained 5 pounds back...i knew that i should of just got back on track but i didnt...i feel worse then i did before and i look pregnant cuz all of my weight is in my lower belly...i have stick arms too! 2maro im gonna go really light(but not starve myself) and i will try to exercise a bit more but it might be hard cuz i dont have my exercise stuff anymore cuz my mom wanted to throw it out...
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From Sweety, Age 13 - 11/26/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 136 lb, Current: 136 lb, Goal: ... lb - Hi my name is Sweety.I dont have a scale in my home so I dont have my exact weight/Most people look at me and say,sweety your fine what are you worring about?But when I look in the mirror I see a pig.Im a big emotional eater caused by all the stress in school. Im writing this in november 07/and id like to be extremely happy with my weight before I go on a trip .Im gonna to get a new clothes and have fun.I dont have a goal weight,but I do have an image for myself.Ill be soooooo happy when I get there! I want to thank everyone on blubber busters Lucy,Isabella and many more Lucy-thank you for answering my questionss and quiding me Izzy(13)-thank you for posting many things that help other people .Ive read'your story" many times to up my motivation.Its easier to relate to teens instead of... (view more)

From sara, Age 15 - 11/26/07 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 150 lb, Current: 165 lb, Goal: 130 lb - I'm sara My whole life i was always the fat girl And i dont care wat people say people judge you It was mostly because of my bindgeing some times i'd try and work it off but it dident work my bff is 90 lbs and compared to her i feel hudge i dont want to be a super model or anything i just wanna wear tight jeans and a t-shirt confadently i'm around 165 and am 5'7 and 15 yrs old most of my weight is in my stomac i was around 150 but stoped working out i've tried and know i'm trying again by summer i wanna be 130 and have a mor athletic body i suffer from depressian witch is one of the reasons but i'm not using it as an excuse anymore email me or face book me sara

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