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 Megan, Age 18 - 03/23/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 180 lb, Current: 175 lb, Goal: 140 lb - I am so tired of always being the fattest person. i always want to dress cute and things but nothing ever fits. I am tired of avoiding things because i'm not sure i can do it. I am an emotional eater so i eat to avoid what im feeling. sometimes food carries me through the day. my senior ball and graduation are coming up soon and i really want to be able to get a pretty dress as well as a date!!! I just can't force myself to lose the weight. any suggestions or thoughts?

From Tina, Age 16 - 03/22/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 208 lb, Current: 201 lb, Goal: 125 lb - I had cereal for breakfast then I went shopping with my sister and I tried on about 15 pairs of jeans. Nothing fit me well. Then when I came home I had a smoothie and checked my weight and I was so angry and fustrated. All the hard work I had done was nothing. I ate 3 devil dogs and 2 bowls of icecream. I dont know why im not losing weight because I've been eating so well and exercising a lot. Next wednesday I have my first "lady" doctor appointment if you know what I mean and Im really nervous. Im starting to wonder if the thanks for listening. Keep up the good work.

From Sophia, Age 12 - 03/09/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 187 lb, Current: 190 lb, Goal: 145 lb - I have been trying soo hard to move forward with everything that I deal with stress wise and just my life. Starting in about first grade I relized that some kids will put you down, I didnt know how to handle that so I ate away my emotions. Now all of that eatting has made me feel worse and almost 200 pounds at 12 years old.

From Nailpolish, Age 14 - 03/04/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 187 lb, Current: 185 lb, Goal: 130 lb - I have been doing so much cardio, its crazy but i feel good when i do it. But the only thing i still can't stop doing is eating past 7. My mom says if i want to make a life style change like this then i have to take baby steps and im not going to give up everything at once. So i geuss i have to take that into consideration. Like right now i just want to go and raid the fridge. I am addicted to food. And honstly i think im going to get something to eat after this just out of boredum its hard not too. Its very late so maybe i just need to go to bed and see how i do tomarrow. Was it hard like this for everyone at first? So bye and good luck to everyone

From Sara, Age 16 - 03/03/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 330 lb, Current: 283 lb, Goal: 150 lb - Haha, down another pant size. I am so excited. Plus, I lost four more pounds. I know I have a lot to go, but every pound counts. I really haven't been working out. It is way to cold and I have been busy. I cannot wait for summer. I will be working and swimming, and doing etc. I hate being stuck in the house during winter. I get bored and eat. Not the best thing. Only 8 more pant sizes to go. Do you think I can do it?
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From Laura, Age 12 - 03/02/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 170 lb, Current: 165 lb, Goal: 130 lb - I am obese as this site says and all my friends are like 81pounds and 100 friends say I'm not big but i know the truth and i just wanna lose 30 pounds by october. ive been over weight since i could remember and i just feel sad-i think my big problem is depresstion cause my cousin well did something really bad to herself and now she is no longer here, even tho she was like 12 years older then me,we were great friends and since she died i ate more then i am suppose to.

From Motivated, Age 18 - 02/29/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 215 lb, Current: 211 lb, Goal: 150 lb - please. for the love of god and all that is holy to anyone- PLEASE stop writing "been" as "bine"- my brain threatens to have an aneurysm every time i read that- and i'm totally not a grammar nazi or anything- it has just been written so wrongly and so often i can't stand it anymore. otherwise, hi- i'm new here but i've been reading for a while. i've gained 70lbs over the past 4 years and would like to get that off asap, not by obsessing over food- but by eating normally and being active- so far i am 4lbs down and would like to be 10lbs down by the end of march or sooner. i am happy and no longer need to stress eat and emotional binge- but compulsive eating and overeating is so built into the routine of my every day life it is very difficult for me to stop.

From Sonnie, Age 15 - 02/19/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 263 lb, Current: 260 lb, Goal: 145 lb - hey i've just started losing weight again and i find that it is much harder then the first time i was wondering if somebody can give sum advice on how to lose all this weight ive put on from stress....if u give me what books are weight loss tapes that would work that would be good...much love and hopefully weight loss....

From Nailpolish, Age 13 - 02/17/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 187 lb, Current: 179 lb, Goal: 130 lb - So lastnight i went though old shorts and tees and alot don't fit me so i set my self to lose so i can fit into those but im also happy cuz i have lost 2 lbs!!!! whoo hooo =] but im going to go and do crunches now i have been doing so much lately i think its helping alot!!! my biggest problem is eating when im not hungry tho

From Ashly, Age 14 - 02/15/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 210 lb, Current: 210 lb, Goal: 175 lb - Okay so I haven't posted a bulliton for a while. But the last time I was on here was probably a year ago, I was about 205, during the summer, I was 191, but then when school started a gained weight and now im 210 [about]. Maybe its from all the stress? I mean, I have a boyfriend, and I always notice him looking at other girls at school, and they have great bodies, obviously. I just really want to be healthy, for myself mostly, and also for him. I know my weight shouldn't matter in our relationship, right?? or should it,, idk tips.. but knowing the fact that he is like 130 lbs, upsets me, is reality, i should weigh less than him.. One of my weaknesses is hot cheetos, im addicted to them, litterally. I eat them almost everyday. Also, once i start munching on something, its hard for me to put it down, even if i am full. Any ideas or tips? Much appreciated [:
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From ShiningStar, Age 14 - 02/13/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 184 lb, Current: 182 lb, Goal: 145 lb - Hi! This is my first post on Blubber Busters in...uh...gosh, it's been so many centuries I can't even remember! Anyway, I've returned because I am disgusted with my life. See, I started off at 184 lbs in Feb. of 2006. I bought The Diet for Teenagers Only, an amazing book, and began to turn my life around. I got as low as 164 lbs in May of 2007, but then I had some really awful family tragedies during the summer, and my stress level skyrocketed. I started relying on food for comfort and at night I'd feel awful about my life AND diet and would bawl for an hour before falling into a unrestful sleep. I started waking up late and not feeling refreshed, and as the pounds crept back on I began to "let myself go." I didn't bother getting manicures or make my hair look nice anymore because my... (view more)

From cayla, Age 12 - 02/09/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 145 lb, Current: 150 lb, Goal: 100 lb - I feel so fat. It is not healthy for a 12 year old to way 150.Sombody please reply.I started out the year waying 145 and now way I way 150. If I keep living like this I will be the only person one earth that ways 700 pounds! I am unhappy because I eat Ieat cause I am unhappy. And now my 16 year old sister and my 19 year old brother all way the same not to menchen my 8 year old sister. Its just I see somthin good and eat till its gone!
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From rashada, Age 14 - 02/09/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'9", Start: 245 lb, Current: 245 lb, Goal: 106 lb - hey .. I am 245 pounds and Im tired of looking fat? i have been fat all my life and i think its time to stop i am really stressing loosing weight is not as easy as it sounds. i am like addicted to food, i eat it because its there not because im hungry. when i eat i always take alout because i think that when i go back theres not going to be any more.. IM JUS TIRED ,';; TIRED OF LIVING MISERABLE BEING FAT
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From Jordan.Leah, Age 16 - 02/06/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 235 lb, Current: 235 lb, Goal: 165 lb - Hi my name is Jordan. This is my first time on here so I dont really no all what to say. I just turned 16 and i have been over weight since I was 7 years old. I am an emotional eater. I eat whenever im around food. its getting really out of hand and it needs to change fast. there is a history of heart disease AND heart attacs. most of my family is obese and i believe that is why i am too. but i want to change. my grandmother is really over and she has really bad problems with moving from place to place and she needs oxygen just from going to her living room. i dont want to be that way.i starting reading this really good book called THE ULTIMATE WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTION FOR TEENS by Jay McGraw....Dr. Phils son. it has really made me feel better about myself, it gives me the motivation i need to get up and moving. I actually WANT to change!!!
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From Jeimi, Age 17 - 02/05/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 240 lb, Current: 228 lb, Goal: 180 lb - omg i'm so mad at myself i'm starting again tomorrow i'm going to start a journal on everything i do on the weight loss jorney and hopefully that'll help me to stop emotional eating i'm going to the gym when i can and when i can't go to the gym i'll workout in my house for about 1 hour but i'm going to try to go to the gym 4 times a week and in total workout 6 times a week well i'll be back on sunday i'm plaing on starting a new life i'm tired of being fat

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