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 soum, Age 19 - 11/12/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 187 lb, Today: 187 lb (BMI %tile: 93), Goal: 160 lb - HI!
well I have been struggling wid my weight issue since wen I was 4:(
so my dreams of wearing bful dresses...........making ppl stop and look back (dey do look back sometimes but for d wrong reasons....which left me heartbroken) have been dreams.
Its been hurting me, but the disappointment of failing at all my attempts has made me gain 20 pounds in the last six months..............i have cried in trial rooms as i dont fit into maximum size dey have available, looked at my girlfriends in amazing clothes and thot to myself "will i be able to wear it?"
But now i am just sick and tired of myself, and , i am so glad dat i found dis site...........reading ur stories have given me HOPE! thank u............
SO, TO a new beginning and lots of weight loss:)
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From eric, Age 16 - 10/26/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 6'0", Start: 350 lb, Today: 350 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 200 lb - i feel like i only eat alot and bad when i am bored but i just dont know what to do to stay entertianed all the time i dont like video games or sports and i really feel if i can just stop being bored i will lose weight. i hate not being able to waer nice clothes and i just am annoyed at being fat it really would be nice to loss 100 pounds
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From candyss, Age 21 - 10/25/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 170 lb, Today: 151 lb (BMI: 25), Goal: 130 lb - so i have been struggling with losing weight for a while and it seems as though im having a realyl hard time on a simple task which is dont eat when you are not hungry. when it comes to eating meals i eat healthy i eat salads and eggs and just good things but it seems as though i get bored between meals, i wont be hungry but i will be like hmm i want chocolate and i will eat it and then feel bad but when im eating it its like i dont care its weird i was wondering if any one had any tips to not eat when your not hungry its really frustrating im soo close to my goal i dont want to give up now im really active so i have been staying the same weight but i want to continue to lose please help
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From Ruby - 10/14/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 367 lb, Today: 367 lb - dear all. my name is ruby and ive been fighting obesity all my life im 5'2'' (160 cms) and i weigh 367 pounds. I have no friends at school, because I have no confidence because of my enourmous weight, and sometimes when I get back from school I can eat a whole loaf white bread with butter out of comfort. My parents work full time and are often away, so I hardly ever see them, which makes me more depressed. I spend most of my time with my nanny, who is also obese, and most evenings we eat from takeout, as my parents are quite rich, so they give me a lot of money. most days go like this :
wake up at 7, have a fry-up breakfast ( bacon, sausage, fried egg...)
get ready for school. (My school jumper is an XXXL) we will stop at mcdonalds and I will get a muffin and a milkshake. When its break time, I will usually go to the tuck shop in our school and eat... (view more)

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From Denii, Age 14 - 10/11/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 195 lb, Today: 163 lb (BMI %tile: 96) - Heey Everone:) I've Been Reading Many Stories On Here. I Find It Amazing How Many People Change Their Lives w/ Just Losing Weight. This Is My Story ;
I've Always Been That Chunky Girl. Maybe Not "Always," But By The Age Of 7 Or 8, I Guess That's When It All Started. I've Always Been A Happy Person. When Youu Look At Me, I'd Always Have The Biggest Smile On My Face For Just Being Alive. I've Always Loved Food, C'mon, I'm Latina (; I Sometimes Eat More Than I Should. Even If I'm Full, I Keep Eatinn' Until My Plate Is Cleaned. My Parents seperated When I Was About 5. My Mom Got Married To My Step-Dad. It Took A While For Me To Get Used To Him, But w/ In A Year or So, He Was Like My Real Dad.♥ He Died About 5 Years Ago, & I Guess It's Sad Times Like Those Where I Eat & Eat & Eat. I Just Eat Away My Problems, Or Try To.... (view more)

From Ashley, Age 18 - 10/10/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 149 lb, Today: 152 lb (BMI %tile: 86), Goal: 125 lb - So school started, and for the first 3 weeks I got down to 140, I was super excited everyone was complimenting me on my figure and how good I looked. I hated the compliments, I didn't want to gain the weight back. Then I got voted onto homecoming court. Me on homecoming court, I was s excited and I granted it all to the fact I lost 20 pounds. I got the cute tight fighting dress and all. But that wednesday, 2 days before homecoming, I started binging again, and beating myself up again which lead to more binging, I gained 3 pounds on homecoming night, luckily the dressed still fit. That weekend I kept binging and beating myself up over it. I have been trying to suppress this for a month, but now I have gained 12 pounds, and I just don't know why I still overeat when I have the oppurtunity t say NO!! I guess maybe subconciously I do not think... (view more)
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From sante, Age 14 - 10/07/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 170 lb, Today: 170 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 145 lb - im addicted to food. I know it's bad to overeat but it tastes so good when I'm doing it.
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From Molly, Age 15 - 09/29/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 265 lb, Today: 265 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 230 lb - I can't stop overeating. Food is like my best friend. It is getting so hard to find stylish jeans in my huge size 24, which is getting tight. I eat food when I am bored or whenever anyone else has food, I feel the need to be eating, too.
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From Cat, Age 17 - 09/29/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 250 lb, Today: 262 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - I just cant stop... i dont know whats wrong with me... My grandma trusted me 2 be home alone and the first thing i do is make myself 4 huge burgers that were like super greasy and a massive plate of salty fries.. idky i do this.. i need 2 stop but i dont know how. and i like drank 62 oz of apple juice and ive caught myself eating entire loafs of bread.. i need help :( any ideas?
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From ylat, Age 16 - 09/12/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 166 lb, Today: 166 lb (BMI %tile: 95), Goal: 140 lb - I never thought I would get to the point where I had to call myself "overweight" I have always been curvier than other people, I have big breast and hips and a small waist, what you would call a pear shaped girl. I have been dieting since I'm about 8 years old, and this subject has become more of a trauma than anything else. I'm always sad because of my weight,I don't do stuff that I would actually like to do because of my insecurities like dancing in public, and because of this I HATE to be seen in public whether it's in the mall or at my school's play. I just hate myself, I feel that I would be such a different person if I lost weight. But the problem is that I have tried every single diet that you could imagine, Atkins, Weight Watchers, The Cayenne pepper cleanser, not eating, eating just rice, name it and I can tell you all about it. (view more)
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From Wolfie, Age 17 - 08/30/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 216.6 lb, Today: 216.6 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 170 lb - I was looking for a place to just post things about how I'm feeling about my weight and things like that and then I found this website and decided to give it a try. I started trying to lose weight when I was 12. I only wanted to get rid 10lbs. I tried weight watchers and it worked for a little while but after a death in the family I just stopped using it. I really want to get back to a healthy weight because now I am obese. I've been tried tons of different things but nothing has stuck. I'm going into my senior year of high school and I want to be as fashionable and health and happy as I can be but I know that I won't as long as am this size. Today is the day that I'm really hoping to make a change. Thanks for the support.
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From thalia, Age 17 - 08/23/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 186 lb, Today: 186 lb (BMI %tile: 95), Goal: 135 lb - i've been thinking about my weight since i can remember. as a little girl, i've always enjoyed eating. i had a healthy appetite unlike my brother who always had a hard time eating. i was never overweight until recently but i always remember being called fat by my family, my mother and aunt especially. my mom was a personal trainer and she has like this beauty addiction. she's gone under the knife so many times and she's always watching her weight and working out, she even studied nutrition in college. my mom has never been fat though just like my brother she's always been almost sickly skinny. her obessesion with beauty eventually rubbed off on me. i always thought i was fat but the truth was i wasnt. i never got called fat by anybody outside of my mom and aunts and as i look back at pictures from before i realize that there wasnt a reason for me to feel insecure then because quite... (view more)
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From shay, Age 16 - 08/07/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 189 lb, Today: 205 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 130 lb - hi.. i was on here about 2 months ago.. and i started out as 189.. but over the summer i gained 15 pounds! when we are bored, we just eat and watch movies. and i cant believe a gained 15 pounds in less than 2 months! i cant fit into anything i used to be able to a month ago! im going to school and i wanted to look good, but now im just gaining weight like crazy.. running is out of the pcture because of my knees, and my belly gets in the way when i try to do sit ups..
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From Patty, Age 19 - 08/06/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 228.5 lb, Today: 228.5 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 144 lb - Hi everyone. I've been coming to this site for about 4 years, and I've felt I was fat since I was 9. Now I'm obese, and my weight as really affected every aspect of my life. My grades have suffered (I just completed first year of college and failed 2 classes, withdrew from 2 more), I can't find a job, I look like I'm 40, and I've just altogether stopped taking care of myself. But now I'm going to fight off this weight tooth and nail. I know that God has a purpose for me in this world, and I'm not going to let weight, depression, negative thoughts, sugar addiction, or bad grades stop me from fulfilling my purpose. I'm going to try to come on this site every Thursday to update this journey. God bless to you all, and stay positive!
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From Chelle, Age 20 - 08/03/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'9", Start: 14 st 7, Today: 14 st 7 (BMI: 30), Goal: 10 st 0 - I am 20 and in 2 years I have put on over 4 stone... I am not happy this weight and in fact I often feel suicidal due to how fat I am.... I try and try but cant get slim.... due to the depression......  (Note: 14 st 7 is 203 lb.)
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