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 Chelsea, Age 11 - 07/12/11 - IP#: 184.15.122.xxx  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!!!! :)
Reply from Taylor, Age 11 - 09/18/11  - IP#: 98.218.165.xxx

From Jessica, Age 15 - 07/11/11 - IP#: 71.2.33.xxx  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#: 184.153.227.xxx  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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Reply from Michelle, Age 20 - 07/14/11  - IP#: 71.185.176.xxx

From Sabrina, Age 22 - 07/06/11 - IP#: 65.79.248.xxx  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...
Reply from Catharine, Age 18 - 07/07/11  - IP#: 72.222.206.xxx
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From Amy, Age 16 - 06/23/11 - IP#: 99.127.198.xxx  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#: 209.169.73.xxx  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:/
Reply from Jessica, Age 15 - 06/20/11  - IP#: 71.2.33.xxx

From Asante, Age 11 - 06/12/11 - IP#: 99.63.180.xxx  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
~~~~~Mrs.Derranged
Reply from Alyssa, Age 9 - 07/30/11  - IP#: 76.221.103.xxx
Reply from Sophie, Age 11 - 06/20/11  - IP#: 98.155.61.xxx
Reply from Jessica, Age 15 - 06/20/11  - IP#: 71.2.33.xxx

From Jessica, Age 15 - 06/06/11 - IP#: 71.2.33.xxx  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..
Reply from Maddie, Age 16 - 06/06/11  - IP#: 76.126.248.xxx

From Sandra, Age 21 - 06/05/11 - IP#: 69.180.5.xxx  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!!!!!!!!
Reply from Jeimi, Age 20 - 06/07/11  - IP#: 68.199.183.xxx

From Alana, Age 14 - 05/28/11 - IP#: 86.45.200.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 152 cm, Start: 92 kg, Today: 85 kg (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 55 kg - Hey guys my names Alana! Im quite overweight, obese infact! i think it runs in the family to be honest! being a large weight has had an impact on most of my life, getting teased alot and always feeling alone. i used to eat non stop to comfort myself! my mom would order fastfood and chianese most nights cos it was my favourite! i never exercised at all and would sit on the sofa watching T.V, snacking most of the time. But now , im a changed person! i cut out fastfood from my diet and eat helthier. i only snack on fruit and veg and have started to exercise way more! i kno it probly seems hard , cos for me it was at first! i kept craving and loosing my breath when exercising but with determination, it helped me get through it:) in the past 4 months ive lost 7kg :)and plan to reach my goal weight! you guys can surely do it if i can:D! good luck!  (Note: 152 cm, 85 kg is 4'11.8", 187.393 lb.)
Reply from Jessica, Age 15 - 05/28/11  - IP#: 71.2.33.xxx

From Jessica, Age 15 - 05/22/11 - IP#: 71.0.107.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 162 lb, Today: 157 lb (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 118 lb - If I get nervss or borad.. Cudle your pet cat dog or stuff anmail..I feel a differents in my clothing.. I went from a womens xxl to an xl.. I cant wait to be a size s.. As long I dont binge, it is hard to break, but I did it, that how I lost 7 pounds.. spite of being overweight, do something fun to get to do like writeing porty, do something... if I binge i get gulity.. But I stop myself.. I hope for all of you on Bubblebusters in the teen borad...

From Lucy, Age 19 - 05/14/11 - IP#: 69.242.9.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 208 lb, Today: 160 lb (BMI %tile: 83), Goal: 125 lb - Hey guys, I've been in a terrible funk for a couple months now. I seriously don't know what is wrong with me. I cannot stop eating, it feels like it's not even me doing it. I keep just eating everything and anything all the time and I have NO SELF CONTROL whatsoever. I am starting to seriously disgust myself. I have no idea how to stop it, I keep telling myself everyday "today will be the day, im gonna eat healthy and go for a run" and everyday ends the same, it's like im possessed. the thing that sucks the most is i know how great i would feel if i started being healthy and exercising daily but I still continue to make myself feel terrible and sick and miserable. I am so sick of dealing with weight issues, I feel like my whole life has revolved around my eating habits and disorders. I just want to live a normal life and think about other things besides my... (view more)
Reply from Michelin, Age 19 - 06/01/11  - IP#: 68.173.163.xxx

From Jeimi, Age 20 - 05/05/11 - IP#: 65.51.214.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 265 lb, Today: 234 lb (BMI: 43), Goal: 165 lb - Hello everyone, so i haven't posted anything in a while because i was a little upset and frustrated with myself. I was doing so well and for some reason i let everything going on in my life get to me. It has been a very difficult month and i gained about 6 pounds which is really upsetting. I know that i can do this but it's been a year and all i've lost is 30 which makes me mad. I know dorming affects alot of my food choices but i get mad at myself for not being stronger. Well i'll be home for 3 months in just 4 days which will be very good for me and i know this summer there will be alot of weight loss. I know i can do this and no matter what i wont give up because i want to finish this thanls everyone and good luck this week.

From Lindsey, Age 14 - 03/30/11 - IP#: 63.207.224.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 240 lb, Today: 240 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 145 lb - i eat when I'm angry, girrr Help me???
Reply from Jessica, Age 15 - 04/01/11  - IP#: 71.0.105.xxx

From Belle, Age 9 - 03/29/11 - IP#: 99.155.46.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 142 lb, Today: 142 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 120 lb - I have a problem: boredom eating
It's like I have no control. My mom never lets me go outside, and so I'm always really bored. Then I get hungry. And hungrier. Well, I think about eating the food, and then it makes me hungry. Then I eat. And eat. And eat. Help!
Reply from Ayleanne, Age 13 - 04/11/11  - IP#: 50.53.54.xxx
Reply from Allie, Age 11 - 04/02/11  - IP#: 70.133.159.xxx
Reply from Belle, Age 9 - 04/01/11  - IP#: 99.111.45.xxx
Reply from Julie DiBiase, Age 42 - 03/29/11  - IP#: 99.129.156.xxx

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