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I Eat When I Am Bored and to Bury My Feelings

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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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    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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    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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    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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    pumkin106 pumkin106 18-21, F Jan 27

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

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    I've been binge eating recently. It's been making me sick and I'm putting on the weight I've recently lost. I've really wanted to kill myself recently.
    persononinternet persononinternet 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    Whenever I have bad depression days/weeks I just won't eat. I don't feel hungry at all when these things happen. I lose 5-10 pounds a week usually. Then I binge eat when I feel...
    sarahspop sarahspop 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 1 Response 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 May 21

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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 can only eat when it's peaceful and quiet.
    MadisonBriella MadisonBriella 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It's funny when you know that you should be doing your homework, because you know you want to graduate college, but you are soooooo bored that you don't even care... I need some...
    hornystorm69 hornystorm69 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Who doesn't? I've maintained my weight at 115lbs for the past years but I gained 15 freaking lbs just this year when I moved away from home. I'm pretty much freaking out right now...
    OddAntics OddAntics 70+, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Kesaroo Kesaroo 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I don't know if im always bored or depressed but I have been doing **** all lately and it sucks 😓
    anonymouspsycho anonymouspsycho 22-25, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    someone message me............I'm bored
    bemydaddy69 bemydaddy69 16-17, M 8 hrs ago

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    I'm bored. I live in a verrrrry tiny isolated town. I wish someone would talk to me
    tomh11 tomh11 31-35, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    i am a male and i am stuck between 220-210lb. i wanna be at 140-150lb but i keep over eating and i need hel;p and how to stop this stress and over eating. can any one give my tips...
    wolf457678 wolf457678 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    Im so bored someone plz message me
    josh4wd josh4wd 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    I am so bored but I am too lazy to get up and actually do something interesting
    katiemcgivney katiemcgivney 13-15, F 1 Response 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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    Well not now so much but in the past this has taken over my life. Now I'm much calmer. I take my meds... sertraline, on time and I've had lots of therapy. I used to be terrified of...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 6 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 2 Responses May 4

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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 16-17, 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 May 23

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    Bored bored bored what to do?
    Mushypanties12 Mushypanties12 18-21, M 4 Responses May 5

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    Talk to me or I will eat your wife (Literally)
    Megadava Megadava 18-21, M May 6

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    I need to learn how to entertain myself. I have hobbies and things but my favorite thing to do is just talk to people. A select few people. But when those people aren't around I...
    whatsmystory whatsmystory 26-30, F 5 Responses