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 Bailey, Age 14 - 07/06/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 150 lb, Today: 130 lb (BMI %tile: 88) - When I had moved into my house at the age of 12 I weighed 150 pounds. I was going through a rough time and both my mom and I were eating because we were stressed. I kept telling myself I was going to lose the weight, but by the time i turned 13 I only weighed 147 pounds. That summer my mother told me she was going to lose more than 100 pounds in 6 months, but I told her I didn't think she would. Then a couple weeks later my mother went to the doctor and he told her she wouldn't be able to take care of my brother and I if she didn't lose the weight. My mother weighed 230 pounds and she didn't like hearing from her daughter that I didn't even think she could lose the weight and my mother wanted to be their for my brother and I. The first month my mom went on on a full liquid diet because she had gotten surgery done on her stomach. After that first month she had... (view more)

From Tauren, Age 15 - 06/25/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 160 lb, Today: 156 lb (BMI %tile: 95) - I've been chubby since around 5th grade, just a bit, but it spiraled in 8/9th grade. well I just completed 9th grade last week and the whole year I felt different from all of my friends and that I couldn't rlly connect and for various reasons had severe depression and gained 20 lbs to my highest weight 160. well I'm going to a new high school next year so this summer I've been eating well and excersizing 45-60 minutes. I don't have a scale so my weights are estimates but I'll get one. I want to be about 115 (I'm 5'2", & have some serious curves) & get involved in grls basketball (I have some talent, but I've never played formally or very much in general). believe in urself and u REALLY CAN DO IT!! my friends say I'm not fat jst curvy cuz I'm half latina BUT I know I am fat (my doctor too) and I can be in AWESOME shape at 115. think about how hot & amazing ull... (view more)

From Allie, Age 14 - 06/21/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 190 lb, Today: 190 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - Whenever I get bored, I usually munch on something. I am tired of having to wear XXL shirts. I just don't feel comfortable in my body anymore. By December, I want to be down to a large. Any tips?

From Kayla, Age 17 - 06/19/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'9", Start: 193 lb, Today: 182 lb (BMI %tile: 90), Goal: 150 lb - I'm addicted to food. It consumes my thoughts. Even when I'm eating, I'm always thinking about my next meal, my next fix.
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From Jessica, Age 16 - 06/15/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 232 lb, Today: 220 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 140 lb - Did bad today....stressed out and ate. God am I mad :(
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From Olive, Age 17 - 06/04/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4.4", Start: 182 lb, Today: 164 lb (BMI %tile: 92), Goal: 143 lb - Been really busy and stressful times. Everything is fine now but with the stressful past two months I put on like 4-to- 7 pounds and I'm bloating right now so sucks lol. Anyways I'm staying positive through all the drama sometimes you gotta block out the world and focus on yourself ( and children that doesn't mean your parents; just accept them) anywho I got a plan and will update my process in a few weeks. However realize everyone here supports each other whether we are online often or not, but depend a little less on technology and a little more on the need of fresh air: that is a start GOOD LUCK! <3 ~V. [also ask me if yuh have any questions or need some support; I'll give out my email to the people who want it)

From Alana, Age 14 - 05/29/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 204 lb, Today: 182 lb (BMI %tile: 96), Goal: 142 lb - Well, today I said no to McDonalds and wow was that hard :(
But I did it. Does it ever get easier?
Haha, again im feeling lazy to get out but I know I have to if I want to see results! And I wonder does walking 5 miles each day help lose 1-2lbs a week ?
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From Nola, Age 15 - 05/29/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 145 lb, Today: 145 lb (BMI %tile: 87), Goal: 110 lb - I have failed so many times... Yesterday I got in a bad mood and just started eating everything I could get my hands on. I hated myself so bad for being fat. I woke up this morning still angry,I was planning on starving myself. I never wanted to eat again. But then I got thinking, and doing that would be giving into my failures. I am stronger than that, I know I can beat this. And however many times I fail, I know the day will come when I succed. I can do this :D ANd so can you!
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From Jessica, Age 16 - 05/28/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 232 lb, Today: 223 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 140 lb - A little depressed....I ate a slice of pizza and I am so upset :(
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From Kennedy, Age 14 - 05/25/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 265 lb, Today: 262 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 120 lb - So I was on here a few months ago and then I had a bad deal with depression and anxiety so I went off my diet. But now I am trying again.
Last time I lost 7 pounds in a week so I am going to try and keep up that pace. :) I did that just my eating ONLY when I was hungry, excersicing and drinking a buttload of water :3
If anyone has a lot of weight to lose like me and wants to be my weightloss buddy I really need the support and motivation, and I will gladly support and motivate you! :D just comment if you are interested :)
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From Kathy, Age 15 - 05/21/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 353 lb, Today: 394 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - I managed to gain less weight that I did over winter break in the past few months. i went on a diet a while ago and lost 5 pounds! but then gained those five plus eight more back from over eating way too much. school is out now and i really want to lose weight over summer, but i know im just going to lie in bed every day and eat. and i will get my drivers license and a car in june, and then ill be able to go to mcdonalds and other fast food even more and i know im going to put on more weight. im only 6 pounds away from being 400 pounds! :((( i went to the doctor a few weeks ago and they put me on another diet and said im maybe going to have to have surgery when i get older if i dont follow it, and could die if i keep gaining weight but i just cant stop eating. im having much more trouble walking up and down stairs now, and we went to a friends house for dinner the other night and i had... (view more)

From taylor, Age 16 - 05/16/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 175 lb, Today: 171 lb (BMI %tile: 97), Goal: 120 lb - Ugh ok so I've been eating unhealthy and have been gaining weight like crazy. I think its because of stress between my parents because they're divorced but anyway I feel like it interferes with my dancing and horse backriding and so tomorrow I'm gonna start exercising by starting to run again and I want to be 130 by next year because I'm gonna start competeing in dance... hope everyones doing well!!

From Grace, Age 17 - 05/13/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 190 lb, Today: 190 lb (BMI %tile: 96), Goal: 130 lb - This is my first time posting. I have had trouble with my weight my whole life, but kept it under control until last year. I got very sick and gained 50 pounds and now I am trying like crazy to lose it.
My problem is that I can't seem to stop my emotional eating and I am not sure how to, because my willpower just is not enough sometimes. Tomorrow I am ramping up my efforts and hope to be at my goal weight by January. My family does not eat very healthily and that makes it hard to stay motivated. Any tips on how I can stay motivated, even when my parents go out for dessert?
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From Melissa, Age 18 - 04/28/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 190 lb, Today: 162 lb (BMI %tile: 91), Goal: 130 lb - Now, I don't know if you can consider this different but it's not just any brother, it's my twin. (twins will understand) I've grown up with him, I talk to him every night before bed, we know each other so well, he's my best friend. He has had a history of being kind of an asshole in front of his friends but most of the time I just look past it - you know, whole male dominance crap...blah blah "look how cool I am." Whatever. Well tonight, I jokingly called him a fatty because he was eating food I had made for a party tomorrow. I said JOKINGLY, "Don't eat the food, ya fatty." And he looks at me and says quite seriuosly in front of his friend, "You're one to talk." I was so shocked I didn't even know what to say, sure I'm a little on the chubby side and have had some weight issues in my life but WOW. Even his friend was like "Wow, jerk." My brother has never had weight problems so there's ... (view more)
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From Mon, Age 15 - 04/18/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 120 lb, Today: 170 lb (BMI %tile: 96), Goal: 130 lb - Hi. Last summer I left my bf for the first time for 3 months. I was really upset and missed him and my grandparents kept feeding me unhealthy food. My friends in the town i stayed in would always go to fast food restaurants and I would eat up to 3 cheeseburgers, fries, and chicken nuggets a day with them! I ended up gaining 28 pounds over the summer. When i came back, he noticed the weight but still thought I was beautiful. Over the school year, I still gained weight, and now that school is ending I have gained a total of 50 pounds since last year :/ I know that my bf would never say anything about my weight, and my boobs and butt have gotten quite larger but I am also so much bigger in my belly and face. He used to rub my tummy when it was flat after we ate, but now its so big and round that it makes me feel uncomfortable when he does it. I try excersise with my family and friends, but i can't do simple activities anymore and I cant control my eating. I am going away again this summer and I dont want to gain even more weight. Help? :/
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