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 Jessica, Age 16 - 08/01/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 162 lb, Today: 157 lb (BMI %tile: 93), Goal: 118 lb - What an ideal weight for 14 year old girl 4'8 I know 130 pounds is obse. My friend I am trying to help her out.. She eats and eats when strss. I am getting really worried about her. Now, I dont see much as I used to. She was in my rding lessons for a while. Now it like I cant talk to her. Her phones numbers.. And she is not tall.. I am worried about her.. Any ideas I can help? and she got bullied this past year.. I dont want her to herself.
Please I need help, she binges a lot she told me.. I need ideas I can help..
Jessica 16

From JANAE, Age 20 - 07/26/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 183 lb, Today: 188 lb (BMI: 32), Goal: 130 lb - I am sooo sad. All summer i can admit to being lazy, barely working out or watching what i was eating but my weight was stable and i didnt gain a pound until like a week ago...and i didnt gain a pound i gained almost 10. Its not a lot but its the beginning of the spiral and the worst part is i cant even muster the will power to pick myself up, all i wanna do is eat and sleep. School starts in 25 days, i wanna at least go back to the weight i was at orientation (183) and i plan to lose 25lbs in the first semester...this will be my freshman year and i am hoping to avoid stress and weight gain... any advice??
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From Mila, Age 19 - 07/21/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 204 lb, Today: 180 lb (BMI %tile: 88), Goal: 160 lb - Hello everyone. My name is Mila and I honestly just feel like sharing my story and maybe giving some of you some advice and inspiration. I just finished my first year of college and am majoying in history. I plan to teach. In high school, I was a cheerleader for 4 years and competed on a cheer and dance team. I was extremely active and in shape. I am not a little lady. I am curvy, but you wouldn't look at me and see somebody that was fat; at least not when I'm at my healthy body weight. At my goal weight, I love the way I look. Anyway, after I got out of high school I chose to move in with my boyfriend at the time and that turned into a horribly unhealthy, stressful situation. We had no money to pay the bills, let alone money to buy the healthy food I was raised eating. I came from a very active, healthy family that always taught me to eat right and they were shocked... (view more)

From Miranda, Age 18 - 07/19/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'10", Start: 188 lb, Today: 185 lb (BMI %tile: 87), Goal: 140 lb - Wow, I haven't been on this site in forever! I decided to check it out again and take it seriously this time. So I started out at 183 in september 2010. I lost 14 pounds and was at 169 in december 2010. I was under a lot of stress with school and getting back home on time, so I stopped working out and eating really unhealthy, gaining EVERYTHING plus more back. I also got tendonitis in both wrists and achilles tendons, so that held me back a lot. But now I'm back at it! I have so much motivation to work out, I love it! Staying in shape is part of my job (i'm in the air force) and I'm failing miserably at it, ha. I'm looking forward to hearing everyones story and possibly giving some positive feedback (:

From Jessica, Age 15 - 07/15/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 162 lb, Today: 157 lb (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 118 lb - Teens I know being so heavy is tough once teens you have reached your weight goals and at a healthy weight. You will feel good and good as new, I changlled my teen friends,to a race for runing.. We did a whole lap the four of us did it together, as a group.. I manged to finsh it.. And let me tell you It felt good to be able to run faster!!! I started to cry . I was like havent ran like this in a long time..
I took my flip floop off.. We ran for 3 laps.. It was so much fun.. Hey teens, I mean that is a fun excirse to do, with your friends, good way to burn calories..
I am very active teen.. I will run any where!!! I am a fast runner!! I can run a whole lap now without running out of breth!!!! me and a bunch of teens, run .. A lot.. I know it is crazy,but it is better then eating when you get emotial or bored.. Dont eat when you get that way, do something fun in the summer heat. Now.. Wear a hat, sunscren, and sunglass..
I hope to have encouged you guys.Bye
My last time posting
Jessica 15.

From Jessica, Age 15 - 07/12/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 162 lb, Today: 157 lb (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 118 lb - I am shrimp every time I went to my teen sericve... I feel like what? I mean I have a horible time of reaching itmes some times. I fell down off the shelf.. I was like I cant reach very well... I do not want to be a comfort eater ever again.. I only eat when I am hungrey.. I know it is very hot in the 50 states right. Now.. And Candana.. I mean a lot of the teens are very helpfull when I get very destressted.. I was talking like crazy. I was singing for the whole time on 4th of July weekend I was at pinc a week half a go.
I mean I shared my slad that I made with my mom.. It is meatless.. I sing when I get sad, it cheers me up.. I mean being obest not healthy.. I am not a couch siter.. I am to active.. You know what I made mistakes sometimes. But I know not to repeat them again.. I sing all day long.. I am thinking of having my songs published one day.. I ... (view more)

From Chelsea, Age 11 - 07/12/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 160 lb, Today: 138 lb (BMI %tile: 93), Goal: 110 lb - I usually eat because I am bored I can't play because there is no one where I live to play with and kids make fun of my weight please help!!!! :)
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From Jessica, Age 15 - 07/11/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 162 lb, Today: 157 lb (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 118 lb - I know being a comfort eater can be difficult to get out of your systeam.. I got rid of it.. By having some help, I was like enough is enough, I fight and I say no to comfort eating.. Even my friends from my homschooling sericve for teens. I was crying one time.. It was enmbarssing. I was nervss I bit my finger nails.. My male friend, who is five in a half moutnhs older then. We are the same age.. He told Jess dont give up.. I felt scared.. I talked to him for five hours.. That was the day I quit comfort eating. It was Febuary 2011. Valntines's Day.. I quit it forever.. I sat next to him.. It was at a chruch. In my area, It was a day I quit comfort eating..

From Victoria, Age 19 - 07/08/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 285 lb, Today: 285 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - I'm so tired of looking at myself unrealistically. I know that I'm overweight. It's obvious. My problem is as follows: On a good day, I see myself as stunning, beautiful, head-turning. And then I get disappointed when reality sets in and I realize I'm not getting the results I dreamed of. On bad days, I don't bother with anything. No hair-styling. No makeup. I regard myself as unworthy and sink into a sea of apathy. Even when people tell me I'm attractive, I scoff and shrug.
I know I can do this. I just need the motivation. I'm a natural stress eater, and I've got so much on my plate right now (metaphorically and literally). This hurts. And I can't keep doing it. I guess I'm interested in the accountability factor, so I'll post as often as possible. If you're interested in following my journey, I'll end each post with the following signature so you'll know it's me.
- Tori Leigh
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From Sabrina, Age 22 - 07/06/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 239 lb, Today: 219 lb (BMI: 40), Goal: 145 lb - Well it has been another horrible night :( It seems like when I have a bad day at work my diet is blown. Then I sit and cry because I am completely unhappy with my body. I haven't worked out in three days! And I have done this before, I know how to loose weight...why am I having so much trouble this time?? My biggest issues are dinner and before bed. My boyfriend is a late night muncher and I just seem to follow, (knowing I shouldn't) I need some kind of motivation...
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From Amy, Age 16 - 06/23/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 134 lb, Today: 278 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 130 lb - Im Amy. I used to be kinda skinny, but I started eating more and not playing soccer, and I've put on a lot of weight in the last several years. At first, I hated being like this. I had to buy all new clothes and it was difficult to force myself into even the larger sizes, and I would always bulge out of jeans or shorts. Now, I dont care. I actually enjoy my weight. Yes, I have stretch marks. I jiggle, and i hate 3 large fat rolls that layer my stomach, and it's hard to get up sometimes. But I can eat whatever I want! i eat when i get stressed out, but lately i havent been trying to stop myself. I've put on a lot more weight, and now I have to wear my pants below my stomach. unfortunately my stomach hangs out all the time, but my parents wont buy me new pants or shirts until i start losing weight. but I dont WANT to lose weight. I love to overeat. I feel like i... (view more)

From Eve, Age 17 - 06/19/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 170 lb, Today: 173 lb (BMI %tile: 93), Goal: 125 lb - I feel like I just cannot win. I have worked out for a constant 6 days doing the Jillian Michael's 30 day Shred and doing 3 miles in 30 minutes on the elliptical. I just don't understand. I'm just such a comfort eater and the more I don't lose weight, the more I eat and I feel hopeless. I cannot remember when I wasn't fighting being over weight.... ever. I just want to be thin and healthy and the only person in my family without type 2 diabetes. But I feel like I sabotage myself:/
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From Asante, Age 11 - 06/12/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'0", Start: 159 lb, Today: 157 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 100 lb - hi it me AGAIN i eat wen im depressed and thats been happening a lot lately and i dont kno y i dont want 2 hang out with friends or family im so confused right now somebody HELP ME!!!!!!!! i think im goin crazzy
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From Jessica, Age 15 - 06/06/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 162 lb, Today: 157 lb (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 118 lb - I used to have a food additcon last June it was my cousins high school graution party, I pig out like crazy it was so horible... I deafted it this time... It is to get rid it but it takes praicte and patnce..
I hope to have helped..
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From Sandra, Age 21 - 06/05/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 239 lb, Today: 185.6 lb (BMI: 32), Goal: 165 lb - so i will be a freshman at famu this fall. i have a little more than two months to meet my goal of 20lbs. i used to be able to lose 13lbs a month but that was when i had school and other things occupying me and my time. but now i am unemployed. single. and at home with my mother! whats worse is my mother doesnt cook so i (on most nights) cook for my whole family, who prefers unhealthy fried food, starches and carbs. I have pretty strong willpower i can look past sweets and control my eating but when it comes to unnecessary movement i just dont. i'd love to work out for 3hrs a day 6 days a week but i dont know if i am biting off more than i can chew.... i am at a loss of what to do but really want to lose the 20lbs. I am Florida a&m university bound and ....i mean its florida! beach bodies are like a must! the weather is hot almost all year and i dont even want to see a pair of shorts right now!!!!!! HELP ME!!!!!!!!
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