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I Eat When I Am Bored and to Bury My Feelings

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    I can't help it! It's a nasty circle.

    I eat when I am stressed. I also eat when I am bored. I eat when I am watching TV. I don't know why but I do but I feel better when I eat. I feel satisfied but only for a moment but then I just feel worse. It's a nasty circle!
    eastsidechick eastsidechick 26-30, F Sep 2, 2007

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    Inconsistent Care For Myself

    When I am with a man and happy (I hate that those are equated, but they are) I tend to gain about 14lbs.  I eat whenever he does, and nearly the amount.  When I am sad and romanceless, I skip meals and lose the 14lbs, which attracts someone new...again I cycle through...
    gWhiz gWhiz 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2007

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    Eat When Bored

    I have done this all my life and now that I want to loose it my meds. wont let me and I dont eat al much any more but the weight just stays therre lost 25 lfs. but no more so far havent gained it back but I want to loose at least 85 more. Guess I can dream its been like this for...
    silvercoins4 silvercoins4 66-70, F 11 Responses Jun 21, 2008

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    Body Dismorphic Disorder

    In the beginning of my junior year of high-school, I began having chronic anxiety attacks. I was always anxious and upset, the only thing that could comfort me was food. Around halloween, I couldn't stop eating chocolate. I started to notice how much I was actually eating and how...
    lizzzzard lizzzzard 16-17, F Apr 18, 2012

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    pumkin106 pumkin106 18-21, F Jan 27

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    I eat when I am board.

    .I will eat several bags of chips with out thinking about it... And if I am feeling bad then I will really pig out..
    heavybruce heavybruce 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    Wierd, Though..

    it's odd, though.  sometimes i eat for comfort, but others i don't for the same reaosn.  really wierd.
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F Aug 27, 2007

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    Eating Food to Pass the Time

    When I am around people I am usual fine with food and what I eat, but when I am by mysef fo rlong periods of time I get fidgety and feel like I need to eat something. Usually it's a bowl of ramen noodles or a peanut butter sandwich. But I feel so weird about this because I only...
    gmoon12090 gmoon12090 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 5, 2007

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    Help!!! I'm About to Burst!!

    ok, i am soooo sick of doing this to myself.  i know i have some kind of eating disorder. I'm not overweight, but i'm obsessed with food.  I was taking adipex, and lost 15 lbs.  It only works for a few weeks, and i don't like to take it anyway, because it's really...
    littleisabella littleisabella 31-35 5 Responses Jun 23, 2009

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    STRESS Eater Too

    IM A STRESS EATER TOO! WHEN IM WORRIED I CANT THINK STRAIGHT SO I TEND TO GO TO FOOD FOR COMFORT! I KNOW THIS IS NOT RIGHT, BUT THIS IS WHAT IM BEING DOIN FOR MANY YEARS AND NOW IT CAUGHT UP WIT ME! IM GETTIN BIGGER EVERY YEAR AND THIS DONT MAKE ANY SENSE! I BLAME MYSELF FOR THIS...
    duncv1 duncv1 36-40, F 2 Responses May 23, 2008

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    The Most Common Thing I Do When I'm Bored...

    I just walk downstairs and look around in the kitchen for something to eat... no mather what... cold noodles that are left over from lunch, chocolate(although i hate chocolate), some cookies, chewing gum, fruits, carrots or cucumbers, muesli.. just something eatable (does this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 8, 2007

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    I am doing some boring work.

    .and yes eating.. Finished a pizza 2 bags of chips...and a 2 liter coke..
    heavybruce heavybruce 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    Only At Work!

    I try my best to avoid snacking and unhealthy foods, but i notice it becomes specially difficult between 2:30 and 3:30(my shift ends at 4pm) . I have to control all cravings and most of the time i fail miserably giving in to the cookies, chips or anything else junk! I...
    aleon00 aleon00 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2010

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    I Need to Stop!

    I am a stress eater.I feel the need to eat when I am bored or stressed.It's like some uncontrollable urge comes over me and overtakes me and I begin to eat even though I may not be hungry.When I am eating I have a good feeling,but when I am done I feel guilty about the large...
    diamond33 diamond33 31-35 5 Responses May 13, 2008

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    Food Is <3

    When I'm bored I find myself in the kitchen looking for a snack. It always seems to cheer me up when I feel blue. Food is made of love, especially when I take ingredients and throw them together.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F Jan 28, 2012

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    Recognizing It Is a Healthy Step, Right?

    I know that this is what I do.  As I reach for the raw cookie dough, I know I am doing it to feel better about wasting my time when I should be accomplishing something.  I know that during the fourth trip to the fridge in as many minutes, nothing has changed, but I...
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 1 Response Jun 4, 2008

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    My Life and Emotions Revolve Around Food

    when there's a death people bring food to the family, when there's family gatherings the table is full of food, when we celebrate there is food handed out it's such a intertwined element in life it just makes sense to eat for no reason
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion 26-30, F Nov 19, 2007

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    Only frozen fruit. That's all I can eat.
    RoxyA24 RoxyA24 22-25, F May 10

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    Once i start eating, i cant stop. I just remain hungry. On top of that, im eating all the time. I eat when im bored, i eat when im happy, i eat when im sad, i eat when i feel fat...
    BiggerIsBetter44 BiggerIsBetter44 13-15, M May 1

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    I eat, even when I'm not hungry .. I eat when I'm lonely, bored, angry.. Just not to scream or hurt the others.. I eat a lot to make the stress and the pain less.. That's weird...
    blackheartedxx blackheartedxx 16-17, F May 2

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    Why could I lose a bit of weight? Because I eat when I'm mostly upset. I eat when I'm sad, when I'm angry or when I'm stressed. I used to fight other kids when I was younger, but...
    EccentricalMind EccentricalMind 22-25, F May 4

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    My body doesn't tell me when to eat. Once I participated in a research to see how my body would deal with fasting for 30 hours. Because of some confusion about the moment I started...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have to go to my grandmas for dinner tomorrow and I haven't seen this grandma since thanksgiving I haven't ate in a long time and I've been really dizzy and haven't felt well I...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 Apr 25

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    Total opposite. I don't eat, when I'm hungry. I know. Doesn't make sense. But it does when you're depressed. So is it wrong to want to feel like this title? I mean, from where I...
    NaomiSoulJourney NaomiSoulJourney 31-35, F 1 Response May 2

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    I eat when I'm upset, I'm upset a lot. I don't know how to stop it upsets me more cause it makes me gain more weight.
    AngelDaxx AngelDaxx 18-21, F May 9

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    I don't eat meat,if your having your BBQ, or chicken curry,and I see that meat in the sink defrosting, i am not eating that day, and don't touch nothing for me with your hand,I...
    tishev210 tishev210 13-15, F 40 mins ago

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    Love seeing a woman just gorge herself with no worry about how much weight she will gain while eating whatever she wants. My wife is doing this and the results have been amazing on...
    BROC23 BROC23 31-35, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I am a difficult person.... I am pretty chilled out when it comes to most things but when it comes to matters of the heart well i am an abyss too deep to just dive in. Yes my...
    VintageSparrow VintageSparrow 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Someone message me please I'm bored asf
    flyguy3326 flyguy3326 13-15, M 3 hrs ago

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    I'm so bored. someone hmu?
    13tides31 13tides31 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    My mom only had one eye. I hated her… She was such an embarrassment. She cooked for students and teachers to support the family. There was this one day during elementary school...
    aliveisawesome aliveisawesome 18-21, F 1 Response May 12

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    I've been messy with the whole relationships thing the last few years. The longest committed relationship was 6 months. Then I just got bored. The girl was basically perfect - the...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 26

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    My friends will rant for hours about how they feel, but when it's my turn to talk, I feel like none of them really wanna listen and... What's the point, really
    lackofsanity lackofsanity 13-15, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Stranger in yourself Have you ever look at a picture of yourself and see a stranger looking back at you?? Have you ever asked yourself if you're life has a meaning? How many...
    tomanyfeeling28 tomanyfeeling28 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I don't know how to feel anymore. and whenever that happens I usually revert back to a state of sadness because it's easier to emote... I can't remember the last time I was...
    sicksadworldx sicksadworldx 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Eating breakfast food at night is a particular favourite thing of mine, and why not? it's a filling meal any time of the day.
    RealLifePerson RealLifePerson 26-30, M 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    In 10 days I've gained 5 kilos. I literally can't stop eating :3 after a you've stuffed yourself for so long you forget what the feeling of full is..... Then you just keep...
    Toofull Toofull 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    I eat as a way of self harm. I feel so empty inside and sad that I just eat and eat to fill that void until I feel pain. Then after a few months of that, I starve myself and do...
    mightymouse69 mightymouse69 16-17, F 1 Response May 4

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    Yup I am bored....so bored....bored, bored, bored.......
    nstar1983 nstar1983 31-35, F 14 Responses Apr 30

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    right now I'm listening to Falling in reverse and throwing my ball up at the ceiling and catching it while eating strawberry wafers
    Naniebananie Naniebananie 13-15, F May 11

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    With just everything. Meaningless conversations, trying to find new people to talk with. I hate expressing myself, or that I'm just not able. I rather be blunt and...
    Terabytee Terabytee 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    those feelings are back again and here I am looking for some like minded... :)
    hornyindiancockk hornyindiancockk 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    those feelings are back again and here I am looking for some like minded... :)
    hornyindiancockk hornyindiancockk 26-30, M