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 16 - 02/23/12 - IP#: 96.8.230.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 210 lb, Today: 210 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - Im new to this site so i dont know what to do really. I am 5'3 and 210 pounds. I want to be skinnier like my other friends are. But im just not motivated enough. If I am, its only for like a couple of days and then I lose it. My weakness is chocolate. If I have been doing pretty good at what I eat for a couple of days, maybe a week. then I start craving chocolate. then i feel bad after I eat some and then i quit. I dont like alot of vegetables or fruits. I eat salads sometimes, buts its only lettuce, Spinich, with some chicken in it an cheese. thats all the salad stuff i will eat. fruits i will eat oranges, bananas, grapes and maybe apples. I Drink alot of diet soda. I only drink water if its freezing cold or with ice. which doesnt really happen at my house. so I dont drink as much as i should. I ont exercise as much as i should. I have things i could be doing... (view more)
Reply from Maddie, Age 14 - 02/25/12  - IP#: 208.90.180.xxx
Reply from taylor, Age 16 - 02/23/12  - IP#: 173.23.105.xxx
Reply from Jessica, Age 16 - 02/23/12  - IP#: 76.1.236.xxx

From Kathy, Age 15 - 02/16/12 - IP#: 99.127.198.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 353 lb, Today: 386 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - the holidays were really hard. it's so cold outside so i don't want to exercise and im too fat, anyway. i tried to ride my bike today, but when i sat on it i bulged over the seat and couldnt reach the handle bars because of my stomach. i tried so hard and my dad came with me and tried to help me get it set up, he even tried pushing me down but my stomach wouldn't fit. ive had so many embarrassing moments that i know i need to lose weight because it will never stop. i got my drivers permit and all, but i cant drive. i can't reach the peddles because my stomach is too big and my legs are too short.i really want to be able to drive but there are three rolls in my stomach and the top one is biggest because my pants are too small and push all my fat up and so it makes it so i cant reach and i hate it. my mom tried to help me get the car set up because she is big too but i already weigh a... (view more)
Reply from Jessica, Age 16 - 02/20/12  - IP#: 71.2.41.xxx

From Stephanie, Age 11 - 02/08/12 - IP#: 99.6.62.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 4'4", Start: 60 lb, Today: 86 lb (BMI %tile: 89), Goal: 65 lb - I am 86 lbs right now and still gaining. I used to be a healthy weight, but then I got really stressed at school and started eating, ALL the time. I would come home from school and eat. and eat. and eat. I was not hungry, just stressed. then i was not as stressed but I was just used to eating. Then I just got bored and would eat. I am eating 4-7 full size meals a day right now. please help me. My grandma makes dresses for me and im embaressed whenever she measures me because i know in a few months the dress wont fit and she will measure me again. please help me, i want to lose about 15 lbs before she measures me again. or asap :)
Reply from Jessica, Age 16 - 02/20/12  - IP#: 71.2.41.xxx

From Rayne, Age 18 - 02/08/12 - IP#: 184.187.146.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 170 lb, Today: 165 lb (BMI %tile: 87), Goal: 145 lb - 20 more pounds to go, try to workout everyday and drink ONLY water. tell me if you guys have any food tips. I came here like 4years ago when I was 14 5'4 and 180 pounds, I lost 40 pounds and now I guess I started gaining it back, I was 150 last year &I've gained 20 pounds since then, maybe its the stress of college &being so far away from my family, I'm kinda addicted to food I try to eat healthy but its like my body craves calories now. I want to lose 20 more pounds before my birthday April 29 and hopefully with you guys help I can do it. :)
Reply from Liz, Age 35 - 05/14/12  - IP#: 75.135.201.xxx
Reply from Lizz, Age 21 - 02/22/12  - IP#: 216.131.118.xxx

From sophie, Age 16 - 02/07/12 - IP#: 173.109.8.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'0", Start: 158 lb, Today: 148 lb (BMI %tile: 95), Goal: 130 lb - Hi. I used to weigh about 158, then was told I had to lose weight, do I was registered in something called shapedown. It helped, but now I am beginning to get it back. I guess sometimes i'm not even concious of when I eat too much, when i'm bored, or anxious, or have money burning a hole in my pocket. My mom and brother are both healthy, and my brother remains forever skinny for whatever reason. It makes me feel frustrated. I'm having trouble figuring out my priorities. Everytime i'll go on a healthy streak then something takes my attention, and it goes on the bottom of my priority list. Ideas Much appreciated!

From Jessica, Age 16 - 01/16/12 - IP#: 71.2.41.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 162 lb, Today: 147 lb (BMI %tile: 89), Goal: 104 lb - I almost strssed ate yesterday. I was about my servely austict not coming to Chruch today,I was looking forward to seeing her,she can't talk much,I was crying this morning I was remebering her from last year,I wanted to something fun her,she is 16 years old.Since 09)2011. I was so sad.I don't when I will see her,I hope this summer.
Jessica16.
Reply from Lindsey, Age 16 - 01/17/12  - IP#: 98.151.250.xxx

From shelby, Age 15 - 01/15/12 - IP#: 108.12.24.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 287 lb, Today: 283 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 145 lb - hey guys so i have had it ruff the past couple days my mom was in a car accident and my grandmother was dignosed with thyrod cancer so i have been eating eveything because oh the anxity i need to get back on track has anyone tryed alli as somthing to help ? my mom has given it to me before and it takes all the grease out of what you eat the only down side is that is you eat anything bad its going to go right through you if you know what i mean lol(GROSS) haha anyways and what about the wii fit ? well guuys i need your help also because in august for my 16th im going to ocean city for a week on the beach and i want to be able to feel confident in a bathing suit so i need your help more than every !!!!
Reply from Maddie, Age 14 - 01/16/12  - IP#: 208.90.180.xxx
Reply from Jessica, Age 16 - 01/16/12  - IP#: 71.2.41.xxx

From Jeimi, Age 20 - 01/05/12 - IP#: 74.89.61.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 265 lb, Today: 260 lb (BMI: 48), Goal: 165 lb - Hello everyone so a year ago i had lose a total of 40 pounds. I was on this website almost everyday and got so much help, i was doing great. Well i gianed 35 of those pounds back, i honestly feel horrible. I know this isn't something impossible and i can do this. This past semester was awful so stressful i couldn't stop eating, but thats over, I'm on here again because i would like everyones help again. I'm going to start working out tomorrow, for some reason though i have been eating way too much at night does anyone have some tips I could really use them. Thank You and this time i'm here to stay because this website is one of the reasons I've lost weight in the past =)
Reply from Kristen, Age 20 - 02/13/12  - IP#: 169.236.86.xxx

From Maddie, Age 14 - 01/02/12 - IP#: 208.90.180.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 171 lb, Today: 151 lb (BMI %tile: 92), Goal: 111 lb - So I feel complied to tell you guys I screwed up yesterday big time. We had some family troubles and I ended up overeating. But ya know what? It was only 1 day! Forgive and forget.
(Just so everyone knows, I'm homeschooled, that's why I'm on here this morning)
Today's the 2nd day in Meg's challenge! Gonna push it hard today no matter what.
Happy day after the New Year!
Reply from meg, Age 14 - 01/03/12  - IP#: 122.107.160.xxx
Reply from Sabrina, Age 13 - 01/02/12  - IP#: 174.54.152.xxx
Reply from Jessica, Age 16 - 01/02/12  - IP#: 71.2.41.xxx

From Jessica, Age 16 - 12/20/11 - IP#: 71.2.41.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 162 lb, Today: 150 lb (BMI %tile: 90), Goal: 104 lb - I been overweight since I was 11 years old.I was not always overweight,I used to be very active,girl,I became an emoital eater,of my grandfather being sick,I became addicted to candy,soda,at parites,at 14 I became lazy, my heavest weight was 165 pounds at 5'2,I looked through the pictures was I bilnd? I felt horifed,I look better,I hope to be 61 pounds lighter,by June 2012! I Can do it!
Jessica16.
Reply from meg, Age 14 - 12/22/11  - IP#: 122.107.160.xxx
Reply from Maddie, Age 13 - 12/21/11  - IP#: 208.90.180.xxx

From Megan, Age 15 - 12/18/11 - IP#: 86.5.10.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'10", Start: 240 lb, Today: 240 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 196 lb - i've only just this minute seen this site and i think it's great...just how do u guys motavate yourself to lose weight? I've always been really overweight and now age 15 i weigh 240lbs, i really want to lose weigh but just cant get motervated as all my friends are slim so then i feel sorry for myself and binge...any advice?
Reply from Maddie, Age 13 - 12/19/11  - IP#: 208.90.180.xxx
Reply from Jessica, Age 16 - 12/18/11  - IP#: 71.2.41.xxx
Reply from Lucy, Age 15 - 12/18/11  - IP#: 74.232.18.xxx

From Lucy, Age 15 - 12/16/11 - IP#: 74.176.225.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 144 lb, Today: 142.5 lb (BMI %tile: 85), Goal: 120 lb - I've been soooooo bad this week! Ugh, I feel gross! School has been stressing me out, with midterms and whatnot and when I get stressed I eat...
Can't wait to see what I weigh on Sunday...
Oh Well, school is out soon so I'll be able to focus on my diet and excersize for a good two weeks.
Reply from Maddie, Age 13 - 12/17/11  - IP#: 208.90.180.xxx
Reply from Jessica, Age 16 - 12/16/11  - IP#: 71.2.41.xxx

From meg, Age 14 - 12/16/11 - IP#: 122.107.160.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 165 cm, Start: 66 kg, Today: 65.5 kg (BMI %tile: 86), Goal: 55 kg - Hey guys! Thanks for all the advice so far! Only been trying seriously to lose weight and I already lost. 5kg (about 2 pounds) :)
But I'm really scared that its not gong to work in the ling run because I always eat when I'm bored and have nothing else to do.  (Note: 165 cm, 65.5 kg is 5'5", 144.403 lb.)
Reply from Natasha, Age 15 - 12/16/11  - IP#: 86.148.171.xxx
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From Kathy, Age 14 - 12/11/11 - IP#: 99.127.198.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 353 lb, Today: 369 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - I posted a while ago, after I went to the doctor and then my mom made me run. my mom has kept trying to get me to run, but usually i just walk a little and then rest and then walk a little more. I have put on more weight. i just cant stop, and i honestly dont know what to do. I have tried eating less but the food is so good, and when I am sad I eat. when I get home from school,i usually pretty much eat until i go to sleep. my mom didnt even notice that i gained weight, my stomach is so big now you cant even tell when i get fatter. i cant fit my pants around my stomach anymore so i have to button them under it, but then it hangs out and i dont know what to do to make it stay in my shirt. i fell yesterday in the shower and i couldn't get up and i had to call my mom in. she had to get my dad and my brother to help me get back up. i was stuck in the bathtub for... (view more)
Reply from sophie, Age 16 - 02/07/12  - IP#: 173.109.8.xxx
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From Kennedy, Age 14 - 12/09/11 - IP#: 156.34.156.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 254 lb, Today: 252 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 120 lb - :D I lost 2 pounds!! That is huge for me ! I never have ANY success on diets ! I have followed my eat less do more idea. I find that I hardly ever eat if I only eat when I am really hungry. Like today all I have had is a bagel, some hamburger helper, a popscicle and now I am splitting a bowl of popcorn with my sister. Yesterday I had chef boyardi lasagna, a glass of juice, 6 hershey kisses (kinda bad I know but it was the only bad thing) and then for supper we had grilled cheese sandwiches and fries which I only had a small portion of.
I am also drinking less sugary things. I am only drinking diet pop and I had 2 classes of juice today.
I think ignoring my cravings has made them fade into the background a bit which is really helping me stay on the bandwagon. lol
For excersises I have been doing sit ups (I have a cold so I didn't really feel like walking or anything. I... (view more)

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