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I Can't Stop Eating

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    I'm A Closet Eater

    I can't stop eating in secret. I eat donuts, oreos, debbie snacks, candy bars, and even cans of frosting behind my husband's back. I'm so ashamed of myself I just want to hurt myself. All I want to do is eat and hurt and eat some more. I'm so stressed out about it, and then I...
    RapunzelTangledUp RapunzelTangledUp 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 1, 2012

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    Blow Up

    I seriously cannot stop eating. I just pour food in my mouth. I pour it down my throat. It's painful, it hurts. sometimes I barely can get it down. but I do it anyway. i force myself to eat, even when I don't want to, when I have no need to, no desire to. when the food...
    cbwb cbwb 22-25 2 Responses Sep 11, 2009

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    Compulsive Eater

    been overweight most of my life and been on a diet since in my 20's.Can't stay on diets for long cause of compulsive eating so I'm trying to make healthier choces and  eat less
    mrsclark mrsclark 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2011

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    Food Is The Only Thing That Makes Me Happy

    Hi. I'm Lucy. I'm 20 years old and I'm a food addict. I've been obese my whole life. What do you do when the thing you love is the thing that's killing you? My family thinks I'm a glutton...they're right. I have the biggest wardrobe of anyone I know since I keep needing to buy...
    lucywingy lucywingy 18-21 7 Responses Aug 30, 2012

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    My mom always tells me she's surprised I'm not

    four hundred pounds. I'll eat anything and everything and honestly there are probably like three foods in the whole world I don't like. If I counted calories I would have to put myself at like probably a bazillion a day. I'm just lucky I stay so thin, because I could NEVER diet...
    GirlFromChicago GirlFromChicago 18-21, F 2 Responses May 30, 2014

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    The Meds Fault

    After getting antidepressants which doesn't help me sleep I get very hungry instead.. that's why I hate using meds. I've eaten more than I've ever eaten in the last 2 months which consists of soup with bread or rice with vegetables for lunch and dinner. the meds helped to stop...
    amejad amejad 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 20, 2009

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    Protein!!

    Right now, I'm working on eating foods with a lot of fiber and protein to help curb cravings. "Pure Protein Bars" are great. They make me feel full (which is rare for me) and give me energy. Unfortunately they're kind of gross, but if a couple of protein bars a day can help...
    alh75 alh75 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2010

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    Boredom

    THIS FALL I WAS SO MODIVATED I WALKED EVERYDAY AND FOLLOWED A LOW CARB LIFESTYLE. I FELT GREAT STARTED DROPPING WEIGHT I LOST THIRTY TWO POUNDS, THEN EVERYONE STARTED TO TELL ME HOW GREAT I LOOKED AND SUDDENLY I  I STOPED. DON'T THINK I LIKED ALL THE ATTENTION. I STARTED...
    TBONNE TBONNE 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2010

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    Can't Stop Eating

    I try, but it just gets worse. I am getting to the stage where I am called chubby! I don't know what to do!
    lovelymimi lovelymimi 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2013

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    It seems like no matter how much I eat,

    I'm still hungry. I keep eating, never stopping and I never feel full. I've been gaining rather rapidly which is nice, but I could probably gain more if felt full. My daily routine consists of eating, nap time, eating, nap time. All throughout the day. I way extremely fattening...
    GrowingGirl98 GrowingGirl98 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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    I really cannot stop eating.

    I'm constantly looking for something to eat. I eat my meal, I want something else. I eat something else, I want something 30 minutes later. I really can't stop. I'm constantly snacking and I'm finding it hard to stop. How do I stop these urges to constantly eat? I really do try...
    noechan noechan 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 23, 2014

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    There are days when I only think about food

    and what I'm going to eat next... I love it on one hand, because it makes me happy, but I'm worried about it on the other hand because I'm getting fatter all the time...
    dr3513 dr3513 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 8, 2014

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    Maybe I Should....

    Sometimes I eat so much, I think I should probably get it out, but I don't because I know it's bad for you. But I must confess, if it weren't bad for you, I would definitely be bulimic.
    walkthisway walkthisway 18-21, F Apr 14, 2009

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    I want to lose weight.

    Eating less makes me feel weird and eventually makes me eat more/want to binge.. I know it's about moderation and eating the right things, but just wanted to know if anyone has any tips? I might try and snack on lean chicken breast or fruit, I'm a huge lover of all things...
    mindstatic mindstatic 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 10, 2014

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    And I don't want to. The only thing keeping me

    from eating more than I am is the fact that I'm almost too fat to get up. If I had someone to help feed me, I'd be eating like you wouldn't believe. How much would you feed me? How fat would you make me?
    2fat2stopeating 2fat2stopeating 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 22

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    Hey everyone! I haven't been on in awhile bc I

    lost a lot of weight from walking everywhere and i was staying with a healthy family but now I'm gaining again! I dropped down to under 200 lbs. i hated it. When I got back home, my mom thought i looked great but i immediately started eating everything i could get my hands on. I...
    Cheer260 Cheer260 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 9, 2014

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    I have been eating 5000 calories a day

    for the last 2 weeks and have gained a few pounds. On top of the 65 lbs I have gained in the last few years. I just cant stop eating and dont get full easily. Ive never been so fat before. I enjoy the eating but worry what others will think of me getting fat.
    person12670 person12670 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 30

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    Im Big

    I really cant stop eating but my parents and family try to stop me its to the point i have to sneak food or hide it on me if im with them and hungry like when my mom took me shopping i was so hungry i stuffed food in my *** crack and in front of my panties i just cant stop when...
    feedmyass12 feedmyass12 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2012

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    Munchies....

    There are times when I just have to eat - anything - I don't feel hungry, I just have an overwhelming urge to go through the motions of eating. It doesn't matter what - even stuff I don't like sometimes. I don't get to enjoy the food either as I get through it so quickly. It...
    SiouxC SiouxC 46-50 2 Responses Mar 23, 2009

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    My Health, Weight And Life Were Out Of Control

    I think the first time I realized I was "chubby" was when I was in Jr High. My parents did not want to admit it so they said I was going to have a growth spurt and it would go away. But it did not go away. I would lose 10 and gain 15 or 20. As you all can relate this wore down...
    shelbeyDawn shelbeyDawn 31-35 4 Responses Jan 17, 2011

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    I really can't stop eating.

    If I do, I'll starve to death. It's like I have to eat every day or I feel sluggish. I couldn't stop eating if I wanted too. Believe me, I've tried. I've went a couple of days without eating and just drinking coffee, and I feel it in the long run. I only eat once a day anyways...
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M Apr 19, 2014

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    Binge-eating Disorder.

    I have recently realized that I do have a problem.  I was in denial for so long.  But food really is a problem for me.  I eat when I'm feeling sad, lonely, bored, happy, excited.  The only time I can't eat is if I am nervous or anxious.  But once I calm...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 24, 2009

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    Food Is My Drug

    My body takes over. I will literally be telling myself,  yelling at myself to stop eating whatever it is that I've had enough of, no more pasta, you know you're not hungry, but I'll just keep reaching for food.My stomach is always growling, even if I know I'm not hungry because...
    alirsonnn alirsonnn 18-21 7 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    Some Days

    it's really hard for me.I don't know what it is. I know I am full. I feel full.but I can't stop.I just want to eat and eat. It's really binge eating.I can't stop binge eating, I am obese and I just can't stop.I am determined to do things differently things year. Join a Gym and...
    b0ca b0ca 22-25 2 Responses Jan 12, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I just cant help but eat. I mean. I wish i had a thigh gap and my stomach didn't bulge but i can't change it. -_- i feel so sad knowing i will never be skinny.
    princessunikitty princessunikitty 18-21, F 3 Responses May 6

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    I need an Ana coach to help me lose weight...AND YES I HAVE AN EATING DISORDER...I just feel like the voices in my head aren't enough... Message me please if you are available!
    OriginalJuli3 OriginalJuli3 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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    Personally, I think everyone who will ever post anything in this category is perfect. 350 lbs or 150 lbs, you have an amazing body, a beautiful smile and a sparkling personality...
    myah03 myah03 13-15, F 2 Responses May 6

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    I can't stop overthinking whenever I get depressed, nervous, and scared. Every negative things comes into my mind, but I can stop by listening to music, playing games, talking to...
    iiAmethystii iiAmethystii 13-15, F 1 Response May 4

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    It's the strangest thing. I don't know what she looks like. I don't know where she lives exactly, just that it would take a plane ride to get there. We've only exchanged...
    Brontide Brontide 36-40, M 3 Responses May 6

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    It's so disturbing to only see numbers in front of you when eating... Focusing on eating less every day, even though I know that I'm way too skinny - feeling bad when taking in...
    ThatCrimson ThatCrimson 13-15, F 1 Response May 10

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    i was 10 when i started thats when hell broke lose. it was 4th grade the joy of growing up filled me i couldn't wait to begin. when i did pain started. i was bigger than most girls...
    thewatcher12 thewatcher12 13-15 1 Response May 15

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    Oh, Kitty. Ever since you stopped being my best friend, I've been trying to convince myself that I don't care for you anymore. It's hard. Sometimes I succeed--but ultimately, I...
    Snow1353 Snow1353 18-21, F May 10

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    Mostly I'm happy just bopping along as I am, but every once in a while I have a day like this where I just can't seem to be satisfied with myself. I look in the mirror and all I...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    I always overthink. I always over analyze. Every damn thing. I hate it because I feel like I'm going insane! People tell me to chill out, but sorry, I can't. My most recent...
    TheIvoryOwl TheIvoryOwl 18-21, F May 16

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    Yeah, I'll let you set the pace Cause I'm not thinking straight My head spinning around I can't see clear no more What are you waiting for?
    HarleyQuinn251 HarleyQuinn251 31-35, F May 8

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    I love him. Sadly can't see my self losing these feelings.
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Stop, pls stop. My eyes are so painful...
    Acrylic19 Acrylic19 16-17, F May 3

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    I overthink everything at work and I don't know how to stop.
    menteperdida menteperdida 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    8 weeks since he went back to W. I think of him every day, I do still wonder if he thinks of me 2. On a bad day my heart still aches and crys out for him. I am moving on a bit now...
    lostcase75 lostcase75 36-40, F 2 Responses May 11

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    I hate getting attached to people bc i literally never stop thinking about them. I already have a lot on my mind and a lot of pain...i don't need more.
    Jjta Jjta 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I had my affair 7 years ago. It lasted about three amazing years! We didn't "hide" it either. I can say that I never felt alive like I did while I was with him. I felt driven...
    StressedOut2 StressedOut2 36-40 1 Response May 11

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    talking to her is a sweet torture. i really miss her tho. wish could see her soon. but it probably won't happen. i wonder if she'll text me again. i can feel the tension building...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 14

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    An old hearing impaired gentleman visited his doctor and he had been warned to be careful as he had a heart murmur. The doctor was therefore most surprised to see the old fellow...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 29

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    But I don't think my thoughts are wrong though...but I'm sick of all this negative and feeling isolated and not really cared for even if I haven't met the people I "vibe" with yet
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F May 3

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