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 hannah, Age 13 - 12/28/13 - IP#: 109.150.66.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'0", Start: 10 st 8, Today: 10 st 8 (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 9 st 8 - Right so I have tried to loose weight before and failed and this is my attempt again to actually loose weight. I hate the way I look and it is because I am overweight. It is my fault, knowing comfort eat because when I am upset I don't know what to do so I guess food distracts me from things. Last time I tried to loose weight I didn't tell friends or family which was wrong because I needed support and I thought by not asking I wasn't addressing my weight problem. Although this time I know it was wrong and I know that my weight problem has got out of control in the last year so I have asked for help this time. I told my best friend about everything about from the comfort eating I don't really know how to explain it. I don't want to upset her either as she wouldn't like to hear that I have been upset myself for ages and told no one.... (view more)  (Note: 10 st 8 is 148 lb.)
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From mikala, Age 15 - 11/25/13 - IP#: 97.73.50.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 6'1", Start: 246 lb, Today: 246 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 180 lb - hi. i found this site when i was 12 and i kinda forgot about it for a while. ive been chubby since i was 10 and i want to lose weight. a lot of wieght. nothing is stoping me i just dont have the motivation. im depressed and i have an anxiety disordr. ive always come to food and acasonally self harm to calm me down. but no more. im going to lose weight. and im going to be healthy :D i dont know if this is to much to ask or not but im going to need loads of support :/ i would be very greatful if you guys could help me out :) thank you!

From Justine, Age 15 - 08/10/13 - IP#: 76.116.100.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 4'7", Start: 143 lb, Today: 143 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 100 lb - ok um i dont know how to say this but i am gaining more and more weight because i am so nervous about school this year and i just keep eating its so hard because my grandmother eats like a apple a bar and thats it each day so she is really skinny and then gets stuff and is like oh i have whatever you should have some. and school just everything about it and i used to have a place to go to but i cant go anymore and it used to help me calm down and stuff i just im so tired of this i kind of want to give up but i know thats not a choice but its hard
Reply from Jessica, Age 18 - 08/10/13  - IP#: 76.6.36.xxx

From Jessica, Age 17 - 07/27/13 - IP#: 173.66.139.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 229 lb, Today: 225 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 140 lb - I am so upset. I keep promising myself to go on a diet and I always end up breaking it or never go on it. I am starting tomorrow and this time I plan on keeping on it. The thing with me is will power. It's hard because my parents buy sweets but that isn't my big problem. My problem is fast food. I am addicted. It's just hard because I trap myself inside the house because I feel like everywhere I go everyone is making fun of me. Especially when I eat out. I just don't know anymore. It's getting to the point where I don't wanna leave the house. Ugh.
Reply from Jessica, Age 17 - 07/28/13  - IP#: 173.66.139.xxx
Reply from Chris, Age 17 - 07/28/13  - IP#: 166.147.88.xxx

From Shai, Age 12 - 07/02/13 - IP#: 173.93.185.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 168 lb, Today: 168 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 120 lb - I used to be a size 6 but i ballooned up to a size 12. During the nighttime i sneak cake,pie,candy,and maybe some leftover dinner from that night. I know that i can lose the weight,but its just that sometimes i eat becuz im bored or stressed out. If anyone has any advice please do give it to me.
Reply from Jessica, Age 17 - 07/03/13  - IP#: 76.6.36.xxx

From Jessica, Age 17 - 06/27/13 - IP#: 76.6.36.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3.7", Start: 162 lb, Today: 156 lb (BMI %tile: 90), Goal: 118 lb - I 've always had comfort eating issues since I was eleven I was picked on and worst of all I was in special ed my last aide yelling and lying putting me in that classroom was prison for me not many of my peers like me anymore I was left alone so I ate myself in four years to 181-183 lbs I got addicted to sugar they gave me junk all the time since I 've been homeschooled for almost six years Sept it ll be six years now! I w'd lose 25 lbs for a time then gain it back. I didn't like myself I almost killed myself back in summer 07, yes I was going to end It I had enough of being bullied even some of the girls apoligzed to me.
I didn't want to live, this was six years ago.
I used to do two-third helpings on my meals that's wasn't healthy I was a big eater I would sit around all day I was barley active that's was horrible looking ac pictures I end up not... (view more)

Reply from Jessica, Age 17 - 06/27/13  - IP#: 76.6.36.xxx

From Kasey Andersonz, Age 16 - 06/26/13 - IP#: 24.19.117.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6.5", Start: 255.6 lb, Today: 250.6 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 180 lb - Ok so I'm 16 and I've just had an argent with my best friend. Right now all I want is to curl up with a bowl of ice cream but I'm not losing much weight as it is. I just need some support in staying away.
Reply from Anling, Age 16 - 06/27/13  - IP#: 67.171.19.xxx

From Nayla, Age 12 - 01/04/13 - IP#: 76.5.54.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 160 lb, Today: 160 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 110 lb - Ok I'm a twelve year old and i am soo over weight I need help.I even trained myself to suck in my stomach.I have emotional eat disorder so I am always mad so I eat,I get one piece of cake and end up getting 4 pieces. But I don't get bullied i just need help to lose at least 60 pounds.My mom has tried to help so behind her back I steal food please help me :(
Reply from chelsea, Age 12 - 02/05/13  - IP#: 144.131.33.xxx
Reply from taylor, Age 12 - 01/13/13  - IP#: 69.249.234.xxx
Reply from Katie, Age 11 - 01/04/13  - IP#: 66.230.82.xxx

From Crystal, Age 19 - 01/01/13 - IP#: 76.172.131.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 230 lb, Today: 230 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - Me being overweight began when I was only 9 years old. My mom married my stepdad, had twins & I began to become very depressed. I started gaining weight nonstop. My stepdad would offend not only me but my mom & sisters. He would call us fat, balloons, pigs... In order to cope with his offensive comments, I would eat anything I could find. By the time I reached 6th grade I was already 145 lbs. I was introduced to french fries, brownies, pizza bread, chips, & soda. I was never really teased about being overweight. My friends were all overweight. I was actually considered "skinny" when I hung out with them because they were "bigger" than me, but I didn't feel skinny. By the time I reached high school I was 170 lbs. My weight stayed at 170 lbs until my junior year when I no longer had gym class. Between Junior and Senior year I gained... (view more)
Reply from Grace, Age 18 - 01/12/13  - IP#: 70.193.8.xxx
Reply from Gabby, Age 19 - 01/07/13  - IP#: 75.161.183.xxx
Reply from Jessica, Age 17 - 01/01/13  - IP#: 96.255.173.xxx

From Jessica, Age 17 - 12/03/12 - IP#: 184.6.210.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 162 lb, Today: 171 lb (BMI %tile: 95), Goal: 120 lb - boo boo hiss gained the weight back rrr 130 time I failed in five years.. I am only five foot two in a queater.. nine lbs more then when I started here over a year ago.... Fat cousin fat friend my cousins are all thin, makes me feel awarked I am fed up with it I thought I w'd never go back to my old habits for good guess not hun I try so many times , I am almost 17)1)2) years old. I feel depressed all the time how my girl cousins and my friends at chruch can find clothes easily I feel like a total failure its anoying me wish was 150 lbs now!! but I am not sadly.. I am so mad and upset of coruse back to stress eating I thouhgt I stoped that guuess not humm.. I can't believe I weigh nine lbs more then I did back when I was 15)1)2) years old.. That's just horrible. for me..
Uggh I thought I w'd see the 150 lbs on me..
Jessica17.
Reply from Darshan, Age 25 - 12/10/12  - IP#: 67.3.106.xxx
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Reply from Jessica, Age 17 - 12/03/12  - IP#: 184.6.210.xxx
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From qbigail, Age 21 - 11/26/12 - IP#: 68.185.195.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 275 lb, Today: 320 lb (BMI: 53), Goal: 120 lb - sp today i ate five eggs, eight pieces of bacon, three buiscuits, and five donuts fr breakfast.. than for luch i had, eightthree double mac burgers, fries, a large coke, two hotdogs, three milkshakes.. for snack i had, a big bag of hot vheetos, three bags of skittles, five bars of hershey bars, and jelly beans.... for dinner had, three bowls of macarooni, five large sausages, five pancakes, and five cups of ice cream... please help me i cant stop, its taking over my life.. its like an addiction
Reply from Ryan, Age 10 - 05/14/13  - IP#: 82.14.35.xxx
Reply from Aurelia, Age 11 - 03/31/13  - IP#: 64.53.233.xxx
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From Hafsa, Age 16 - 10/22/12 - IP#: 188.53.79.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3.3", Start: 210 lb, Today: 210 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 194 lb - So back in July when i first found this website and typed on here i had so much hope and i really thought i would be able to do it ... but life just gets in the way .. my mum was/is still pregnant and so she was a bit sick so we were kind of busy and then we found out we had move house and exactly the sem time my dad had to start working away and
it was just so stressfull we ended up eating out alot ...i stopped comfort eating and binging a long time ago thank goodness but my problem is just losing the weight .. icant get it off .. i havent put on any weight but i still feel so defeated. i read u guys stries and u all inspire me so much so i decided i would like a weight loss buddy or even just someone who i can tell them how much i am losing and achieving.. i am homeschooled (but that doesnt make a differenc to my excersice since the country i live dont... (view more)

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From Angel, Age 17 - 09/30/12 - IP#: 75.132.15.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 340 lb, Today: 340 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 180 lb - Hello. I'm new to this site. It's 11:16 PM on a school night and like always, I'm thinking about how I want to change my weight. It's absolutely ridiculous for a seventeen year old to look like I do. All my friends are shorter and WAY skinnier than me. How can I look the least bit attractive when I look huge compared to whoever I'm around? I'm tired of living like this. I eat, honestly, because I'm bored, or to satisfy cravings. I don't drink soda or juice, but being the "country girl" I am, I drink lots & lots of sugary sweet tea. I also drink a lot of water. But I'm not changing & only getting pounds larger since I was about 7. I've always wanted to be that cute country girl that every guy wants. Living in the city, but also having a house in the country, there's not many down-to-earth country girls around here. I have the personality and the love for all ... (view more)
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From Taylor, Age 16 - 08/31/12 - IP#: 70.15.26.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 150 lb, Today: 150 lb (BMI %tile: 92), Goal: 125 lb - I always knew I was one of the bigger kids in school. Because I am short and chubby. But I never thought it was that bad until I recently hit 150. Now I'm always feeling like crap and lash out on my parents for no apparent reason. And I don't want to tell them that my weight is the reason I'm depressed. I have many friends who eat whatever and whenever they want and don't gain an ounce. It just frustrates me. Is there anyone out there who is feeling this or has triumphed this and can help me!
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From Olive, Age 17 - 08/27/12 - IP#: 66.87.68.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4.4", Start: 182 lb, Today: 164 lb (BMI %tile: 92), Goal: 144 lb - I'm at a still point, my weight goes down slightly then back up to 164... I could have tired harder but I felt emotional I had to much going on. School has started and I think that's renewed movation(: I have a doctor appt. on the 10th of sept. and I'll have a new plan after that.
If anyone wants to help meh come up with a new plan or advice and tips all is welcome and appreciated(:

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