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 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

From Q, Age 19 - 06/05/07 - IP#: 74.78.25.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 285 lb, Current: 264 lb, Goal: 160 lb - Well So far I'm down 21pounds!! sounds good but 50 will be better and noticeable. So my first small weight goal is 230. I hope to be there by the end of August! I feel like I've been detoxed becus for once in my life i'm not craving sweets. Wish me luck becuz Imma need it AND good luck to everybody else!!

From Q, Age 19 - 06/02/07 - IP#: 74.78.25.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 285 lb, Current: 265 lb, Goal: 160 lb - Well another 6 pounds gone!! I'm Glad I finally got back on the wagon becuz I fall off for a long time. I cut out all sweets and juices becuz the calories add up way to quick for me. I Havent binged in 4 days and I think it has alot to do wit me praying. My Thing is...If i can do it once I can do it again and again. Good Luck to everyone!!

From Claire, Age 18 - 05/29/07 - IP#: 64.131.205.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 210 lb, Current: 162 lb, Goal: 130 lb - It's getting hot so it's beginning to get even harder to avoid ice cream. I put a little ice-cream (about 2 scoops) in a small bowl and then after that I began craving more and I tried to stop myself but I just found myself going bcak to the freezer and puting in 2 more scoops this time bigger. I mean what the freak is my problem? I hate how sugar is so addictive and now I feel like a fat idiot. I could've controlled myself but I didn't! just because I wanted more..I went and got some. I know I shouldn't dwell on it now that the damage is done but I really wanted to get back on track. It seems that I keep screwing up, just when I'm doing good! I have to go pick my brother up from school and it's about a 2 mile walk. Will that help burn the ice-cream cals off? ugh, I'm so mad at myself.
Reply from Anna, Age 14 - 05/29/07  - IP#: 71.171.188.xxx

From Ashley, Age 13 - 05/28/07 - IP#: 71.125.152.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 198 lb, Current: 195 lb, Goal: 170 lb - It's hard 4 me 2 lose weight because when i go 2 the fridge and see something real good i have 2 eat it. Some of my friends can eat whatever they want and stay skinny i want 2 be just like that.I do eat when i'm bored or depressed i have 2 do something 2 occupy me so i don't think about food. So my mom going 2 sign me up 4 the fitness center so i can work out. I want to be skinny so i can be able 2 weare bikins and stuff.Plus more guys would like me!

From Molly, Age 16 - 05/28/07 - IP#: 68.226.141.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 198 lb, Current: 198 lb, Goal: 168 lb - so I am totally -annoyed and the fact that I'm trying to detox my body- no sweets is driving me crazyy and I am soo tempted to go get a cookie! BUT NO I promise myself I would do this! soo yeah thats basically what I did today-- I had soo much fruit during lunch! and part of me wonders if it's this hard to stop over eating image how hard it is for someone who is trying to quite smokeing!
Reply from casey, Age 17 - 05/28/07  - IP#: 4.242.27.xxx
Reply from Claire, Age 18 - 05/28/07  - IP#: 64.131.205.xxx
Reply from Brooke, Age 15 - 05/28/07  - IP#: 67.48.226.xxx

From Molly, Age 16 - 05/27/07 - IP#: 68.226.141.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 198 lb, Current: 198 lb, Goal: 168 lb - so basiclly I want to lose about 30 pounds in about 2 and a half months. I seriously think that I can do it if I put my mind to it. BUT the problem is I have a huge addiction to food! I can't stop eating even though I know the things I'm eating are bad for me. My best friend is extremely skinny (it runs in her family.) She is so tiny compared to me and sometimes it makes me feel really bad about my image. I do excercise alot but excercising is no good when I go and eat ice cream and cookies an hour later. So if you have any ideas on how to cope with my food addiction please do tell!! thanks
Reply from casey, Age 17 - 05/27/07  - IP#: 72.112.10.xxx
Reply from Sage, Age 15 - 05/27/07  - IP#: 71.111.131.xxx
Reply from Tina, Age 15 - 05/27/07  - IP#: 205.188.116.xxx
Reply from Tina, Age 15 - 05/27/07  - IP#: 205.188.116.xxx

From Michelle, Age 14 - 05/24/07 - IP#: 71.143.3.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 182 lb, Current: 182 lb, Goal: 130 lb - Hi. I used to post here a lot, but I stopped for a while. Since not posting here, I've gained 32 pounds. Yeah.... Not good. I figure posting here will help bring it back down. I have a candy addiction. Don't have a problem with fast food, candy is my Kryptonite. I'm very active, on a swim team and other sports, it's just the startling amounts of sugar that does it.... Suggestions?
Reply from ariel, Age 16 - 05/25/07  - IP#: 64.12.117.xxx

From Stephen, Age 15 - 05/22/07 - IP#: 68.44.73.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 240 lb, Current: 233 lb, Goal: 125 lb - I am 15 years old. I don't know why I eat so much. I am trying to lose weight by eating three-four Lean Cuiseans a day with water and veggies. I have an addiction and I don't know how to cut it. My parents tell me eat more veggies. I ate an entire bag of salad without dressing and it didn't phase me at all, I just want more. What I am I to do? Please help. Steve

From Kaytlynn, Age 18 - 05/21/07 - IP#: 24.252.57.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 200 lb, Current: 189 lb, Goal: 145 lb - Hey every one I just found this site and I am hoping that this might be just one more thing to help me out. If you can tell I am very large and its because i am the biggest emotional eater that anyone has seen. well here is what I ate today. Breakfast: breakfast bar that our school has. Lunch: A salad with a little dressing Dinner: Salad with chicken and dressing H2O: 3 24 oz bottles Is that good? I also am taking these diet pills people tell me not to take them but i feel they work and the make me not want to binge on bad foods. i dont overdose on them like I use to so I think it is okay. Please feel free to tell me what you are thinking call me fat or what ever tell me the truth please and dont hold anything back because that is what my friends do and thats not what i need.
Reply from Anna, Age 14 - 05/20/07  - IP#: 71.124.42.xxx

From Itzel, Age 13 - 05/13/07 - IP#: 72.67.147.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'0", Start: 165 lb, Current: 190 lb, Goal: 118 lb - Have any of your Gym teachers made fun of you because your the slowest one in running? it happened to me today! we were running and my teacher said come on we want to loose weight or dowe want to be overweight like her? every one started to laugh i got so embaressed. then she said i'm just joking but should loose some weight. how rude am i right i got home and started fealling depressed and eating a whole bucket of ice cream with two bottels of soda and cookies.do you guys think that i will ever loose weight i dont think so i am just too lazy,fat,tired,and bord to make a big commitment like that.i love food so much that i can never let it go i think it is like my best friend!i constently think about it like what is for breakfast lunch and dinner and inetween meals i eat snacks all the time
Reply from justice, Age 13 - 05/21/07  - IP#: 75.39.166.xxx
Reply from justice, Age 13 - 05/21/07  - IP#: 75.39.166.xxx

From Claire, Age 18 - 05/07/07 - IP#: 64.131.205.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 210 lb, Current: 159 lb, Goal: 130 lb - I haven't been here for ages and unfortunately I've been doing veryyy bad :'( What do I do? I'm still on this plateu. I hate my stomach, seriously...my waist has gotten bigger. I used to be so good with this whole diet thing but lately I've been so stressed and I just find myself binging all the time and I can't stop. It's all so hard and I'm just very stressed right now. I feel like my goal is a million miles away and I'm just screwing everything up for myself.
Reply from Amanda, Age 18 - 05/07/07  - IP#: 63.135.14.xxx
Reply from Maria, Age 13 - 05/07/07  - IP#: 70.142.14.xxx

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