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 Marisa, Age 10 - 10/12/07 - IP#: 65.25.65.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 4'7", Start: 133 lb, Current: 133 lb, Goal: 100 lb - I feel depressed! I think I am en emotional eater. I eat whenever I feel sad. There have been about 10 people in my family that have died lately. My grandpa died last year and I miss him so much. I also get made fun of at school becuase I am overweight. People call me names and say mean things. I try not to let it bother me, but it does! I want friends who accept me for who I am. If you want or need a friend let me know

From Abby, Age 16 - 09/18/07 - IP#: 71.231.246.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 170 lb, Current: 164 lb, Goal: 140 lb - I know how to lose weight. You eat less and exercise more. I have gained and loss weight a million times. But right now my biggest struggle is finding the motivation to lose weight. I have been really sad lately and have been overeating because of it. I need some words of encouragement to get me right on track. Anything or any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Reply from Claire, Age 18 - 09/18/07  - IP#: 64.131.205.xxx

From unknown, Age 19 - 09/11/07 - IP#: 72.178.65.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'10", Start: 238 lb, Current: 238 lb, Goal: 170 lb - i just started college after graduating this past may and im having the hardest time loseing weight. i am severely overweight according to statistics cause im 19 and 239lbs and i hate being this way but for some reason i cant stop eatting as hard as i try all i can do is eat. i eat when im sad, i eat when im mad, i eat when im scared, i eat when im happy.. i just dont know what to do anymore i need help and i dont know where to turn my mom looks at me with that look when i ask her for her opinion and she always tells me something positive about myself but you know the look people get in thier eyes when you know they are lying about it and it hurts so much to feel that. so if anyone can help me out it would mean alot i just dont know what to do....

From Laura, Age 17 - 08/29/07 - IP#: 89.240.136.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 231 lb, Current: 231 lb, Goal: 150 lb - Hey everyone, I have finally realized that I need to take some serious action about my weight problem. So I'm starting my diet this week. I have tried so many times before to lose the weight and nothing has worked but this time I'm gonna do my best because I'm putting my health badly at risk by being this big. I'm not too close to my family so I'm going to need all the help and support I can get from you lot. I know I need to exercise but I love to eat, even when I'm not hungry I eat. Theres no one here to stop me from doing it and once I start eating I just want more and more! Food is a total addiction to me, how do I stop it??? any help would be great thanx!
Reply from Stacy, Age 17 - 08/29/07  - IP#: 141.151.112.xxx

From Lexi, Age 14 - 08/26/07 - IP#: 88.111.136.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 140 lb, Current: 180 lb, Goal: 100 lb - i try to lose weight but i just impossible im addicted to food i can stick to a diet wen people pick on me i eat loads which is ever day i eat like 4000 calories a day i'd got loads of stretch marks and i hate it. i look huge and i hate it i have gained 0lbs this year help me plzzzzzzzzz

From victoria, Age 15 - 08/22/07 - IP#: 69.19.14.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 140 lb, Current: 140 lb, Goal: 120 lb - OK...i am 15 right...and i am 140 punds! i hate it i don't like how i look i know i look over weight! i have a sweet tooth and it sucks i don't eat as much sweets as i used to because well i just don't really but if there is something in the house i might eat it if i want but sometimes i don't!...i think my main problem is i eat our of bordem! please can someone give a me an idea on what to do?...i am a kid who is in love with basketball and baseball they used to keep me fit i think but than i got injured and my parents won't let me do many things anymore! i used to bike ride but than i just got really busy and couldn't do it and plus it put strain on my knees ( the injured part of me)i want to go to the Gym and work out but can't do it A) parents say i am too young B)feel embarresed my... (view more)

From Jenny, Age 13 - 08/21/07 - IP#: 71.253.102.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 170 lb, Current: 181 lb, Goal: 115 lb - hey its jen and i NEED HELP, HELP HELP!! i need to lose some major weight but its hard for a person with asthma. i am an emotional eater sometimes. school is starting up soon and i want to lose some weight cause in 8th grade people are very critical. i feel bad every time i eat anything cause i hate be fat. i want my mom to buy me weight loss pills but i havent talked to her about it yet. but anyway i NEED HELP. PLEASE HELP ME!

From julie, Age 15 - 08/20/07 - IP#: 208.120.162.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 200 lb, Current: 200 lb, Goal: 150 lb - hey guys :) this is my first time here. why is it so hard to lose weight? i've.. tried so hard.. to say no to food.. but i just cant for some reason.. i've tried not eating for like two days.. by the third day i went crazy. i keep trying to give myself new motivations every day but.. sometimes i get so upset that i dont even care. i just really wish i could magically become skinny. i hope this doesnt sound like a drag to read :/ ..
Reply from Jen, Age 16 - 08/21/07  - IP#: 207.200.116.xxx
Reply from Anna, Age 14 - 08/20/07  - IP#: 72.69.117.xxx
Reply from Whitney, Age 18 - 08/20/07  - IP#: 70.187.1.xxx
Reply from Tina, Age 15 - 08/20/07  - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx

From Janae, Age 12 - 08/18/07 - IP#: 207.200.116.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 210 lb, Current: 210 lb, Goal: 160 lb - I HATE BEING ONE OF THE FAT KIDS AT SCHOOL.WHEN IT COMES TO EATING I I SOMETIMES GO OVERBOARD BUT RARELY.ALOT OF TIMES I EAT OUT OF BOREDEM.I CONSTANTLY GO ON DIETS BUT THEN I QUIT THEM.WHEN I HAVE THE CHANCE TO I PARTICIPATE IN ACTIVITIES.I WAS ON A SOCCER TEAM FOR 4 SEASONS AND I WAS ON A DANCE TEAM FOR A FEW MONTHS.I JUST NEED TO GET SERIOUS AND BEFORE ITS TOO LATE.

From randi, Age 15 - 08/17/07 - IP#: 66.220.228.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'10", Start: 211 lb, Current: 209 lb, Goal: 150 lb - just to tell everyone if u can have enough self control and stay off the sugar for two weeks you stop craving sugar completly and some sugar free sweets that you might not have liked before taste really good

From Macarena, Age 14 - 07/06/07 - IP#: 97.86.112.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 153 lb, Current: 156 lb, Goal: 135 lb - hey, I've been working out a lot lately. going to the gym for two hours twice a week and lifting weights and running. i have an hour of tennis lessons and an hour and a half of swim team four days a week. after working out yesterday i weighed myself again and i was three to four pounds heavier. is my scale wrong or not do you think? also my starting weight was weighed on my mothers scale, but at my fathers house i weigh myself and it says i weigh 163 lbs. and at the YMCA it say i weigh 158 lbs. which one should i go with? also i have trouble with eating the right things. i eat junk whenever I'm bored. this is a problem. any ideas for stopping this. thank you!
Reply from nicole, Age 18 - 07/06/07  - IP#: 72.193.168.xxx

From Vanessa, Age 14 - 07/01/07 - IP#: 65.93.63.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 230 lb, Current: 227 lb, Goal: 205 lb - BEST IDEA EVER!!!!!!!!!! okay they always have the vicious eating circle on this site,eat more,unhappy, get fatter, well i finally figured out what one gets me!!!!!!1 itsssssssss answer B !!!!!UNHAPPYY!!!!if im posting things on here im obviously bored and sad, i was just about to make cheese nachos, so i called up a friend, and she wasnt busy, were hanging out!!!and im always really active with her, then if im happy when i come home i wont wanna eat the world!!!!therefore i wont gain weight, there fore ill be happy, there fore i wont eat, i challenge every blubberbuster right now TO:call a friend, clean, go swimming, walk the dog, even , PLAY VIDEO GAMES!(if it makes you happy, i really hope this works, i promised myself i will post my success story on the board at the end off the summer and it will say, i went from 230 to 200!yay me!!!!!!!!!!

From Q, Age 19 - 06/15/07 - IP#: 74.78.25.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 285 lb, Current: 264 lb, Goal: 160 lb - Well I finally come to terms that I'm an emotional eater. I realized that I've been losing and gain back the same weight over and over again. I've been on a diet since last year of November but I didn't start losing weight until February of this month, at least thats what I thought. Its real frustrating. So, I decided to try again to put a stop to it. I checked out this book from the library called life is hard, food is easy. I think the book was written for me :-) and others who binge. So if ur like me, u should probably read this book. What I loved most about the book is that she stated that food is sum times ur best friend(there for u when u need it) and It might be time to get a new best friend. Good Luck to everybody!
Reply from Lyndsay, Age 15 - 06/15/07  - IP#: 71.121.197.xxx

From Anna, Age 13 - 06/12/07 - IP#: 71.238.94.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 160 lb, Current: 166 lb, Goal: 125 lb - Hi.. my name's Anna and I just found this website. It looks like it will help me a lot. I have problems with two things. The first is that I'm addicted to pop. If I don't have at least one a day, I get migranes.. I'm trying to quit this summer. It isn't working so far.. instead I've been having two to three pops a day... my dad's a farmer and he also works midnight shift at Chrysler [we live by the Motor City] so there's always the pop avaliable at my house [he has to drink 5-6 pops a night at work to keep himself awake even after working midnight shift for 13 years]. Secondly, most of my friends are cheerleaders, and therefore, really almost anorexic looking skinny. I always look at them and wonder why I am the size I am and they are like that. It really discourages me. I hope that I can get support from people on here and lose some weight. ~Anna xoxo

From annie, Age 9 - 06/08/07 - IP#: 195.93.21.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 4'5", Start: 12 stone 13, Current: 12 stone 9, Goal: 9 stone 5 - I am addicted to junk food and eat it all the time. My Mum didn't set a very good example though as she weighs 27 stone (378 lb). When I was 4 i weighed 5 and a half stone. This year I have put on 2 stone which is a bit worrying and i have to wear womens clothes please help  (Note: 12 stone 9 is 177lb.)
Reply from zoey, Age 12 - 06/08/07  - IP#: 83.70.253.xxx

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