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 Kennedy, Age 14 - 05/25/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 265 lb, Today: 262 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 120 lb - So I was on here a few months ago and then I had a bad deal with depression and anxiety so I went off my diet. But now I am trying again.
Last time I lost 7 pounds in a week so I am going to try and keep up that pace. :) I did that just my eating ONLY when I was hungry, excersicing and drinking a buttload of water :3
If anyone has a lot of weight to lose like me and wants to be my weightloss buddy I really need the support and motivation, and I will gladly support and motivate you! :D just comment if you are interested :)
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From Kathy, Age 15 - 05/21/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 353 lb, Today: 394 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - I managed to gain less weight that I did over winter break in the past few months. i went on a diet a while ago and lost 5 pounds! but then gained those five plus eight more back from over eating way too much. school is out now and i really want to lose weight over summer, but i know im just going to lie in bed every day and eat. and i will get my drivers license and a car in june, and then ill be able to go to mcdonalds and other fast food even more and i know im going to put on more weight. im only 6 pounds away from being 400 pounds! :((( i went to the doctor a few weeks ago and they put me on another diet and said im maybe going to have to have surgery when i get older if i dont follow it, and could die if i keep gaining weight but i just cant stop eating. im having much more trouble walking up and down stairs now, and we went to a friends house for dinner the other night and i had... (view more)

From taylor, Age 16 - 05/16/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 175 lb, Today: 171 lb (BMI %tile: 97), Goal: 120 lb - Ugh ok so I've been eating unhealthy and have been gaining weight like crazy. I think its because of stress between my parents because they're divorced but anyway I feel like it interferes with my dancing and horse backriding and so tomorrow I'm gonna start exercising by starting to run again and I want to be 130 by next year because I'm gonna start competeing in dance... hope everyones doing well!!

From Grace, Age 17 - 05/13/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 190 lb, Today: 190 lb (BMI %tile: 96), Goal: 130 lb - This is my first time posting. I have had trouble with my weight my whole life, but kept it under control until last year. I got very sick and gained 50 pounds and now I am trying like crazy to lose it.
My problem is that I can't seem to stop my emotional eating and I am not sure how to, because my willpower just is not enough sometimes. Tomorrow I am ramping up my efforts and hope to be at my goal weight by January. My family does not eat very healthily and that makes it hard to stay motivated. Any tips on how I can stay motivated, even when my parents go out for dessert?
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From Melissa, Age 18 - 04/28/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 190 lb, Today: 162 lb (BMI %tile: 91), Goal: 130 lb - Now, I don't know if you can consider this different but it's not just any brother, it's my twin. (twins will understand) I've grown up with him, I talk to him every night before bed, we know each other so well, he's my best friend. He has had a history of being kind of an asshole in front of his friends but most of the time I just look past it - you know, whole male dominance crap...blah blah "look how cool I am." Whatever. Well tonight, I jokingly called him a fatty because he was eating food I had made for a party tomorrow. I said JOKINGLY, "Don't eat the food, ya fatty." And he looks at me and says quite seriuosly in front of his friend, "You're one to talk." I was so shocked I didn't even know what to say, sure I'm a little on the chubby side and have had some weight issues in my life but WOW. Even his friend was like "Wow, jerk." My brother has never had weight problems so there's ... (view more)
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From Mon, Age 15 - 04/18/12 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 120 lb, Today: 170 lb (BMI %tile: 96), Goal: 130 lb - Hi. Last summer I left my bf for the first time for 3 months. I was really upset and missed him and my grandparents kept feeding me unhealthy food. My friends in the town i stayed in would always go to fast food restaurants and I would eat up to 3 cheeseburgers, fries, and chicken nuggets a day with them! I ended up gaining 28 pounds over the summer. When i came back, he noticed the weight but still thought I was beautiful. Over the school year, I still gained weight, and now that school is ending I have gained a total of 50 pounds since last year :/ I know that my bf would never say anything about my weight, and my boobs and butt have gotten quite larger but I am also so much bigger in my belly and face. He used to rub my tummy when it was flat after we ate, but now its so big and round that it makes me feel uncomfortable when he does it. I try excersise with my family and friends, but i can't do simple activities anymore and I cant control my eating. I am going away again this summer and I dont want to gain even more weight. Help? :/
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From Hannah, Age 16 - 02/23/12 - IP#:  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)
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From Kathy, Age 15 - 02/16/12 - IP#:  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)
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From Stephanie, Age 11 - 02/08/12 - IP#:  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 :)
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From Rayne, Age 18 - 02/08/12 - IP#:  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. :)
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From sophie, Age 16 - 02/07/12 - IP#:  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#:  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.
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From shelby, Age 15 - 01/15/12 - IP#:  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 !!!!
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From Jeimi, Age 20 - 01/05/12 - IP#:  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 =)
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From Maddie, Age 14 - 01/02/12 - IP#:  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!
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