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I Eat When I Am Bored and to Bury My Feelings

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-18, F 4 Responses Jul 5, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 70+, F 11 Responses Jun 21, 2008

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    Sometimes when I'm bored I eat anything I can get my hands on like when I'm bored I could eat two bags of potato chips without even noticing, and I would still be starving, I get...
    cookie2468888 cookie2468888 18-21 1 Response Oct 5

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    I just typed out a condensed version of my eating disorder past -- I wanted to share it until I realized it really isn't condensed at 3 pages single spaced... I have struggled my...
    thelittlethings333 thelittlethings333 26-30, F Oct 11

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    Nobody wakes up and decides to be a binge eater. Nobody would love to be addicted to food. Nobody wants such a horrible attitude towards food. Nobody wants to stuff their face with...
    mammamia23 mammamia23 16-17, F Oct 12

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    I thought this said "Man Eater" when I first scrolled by it :P Nearly clicked "Me Too!"
    GayCharlie GayCharlie 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 7

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    Bored at work... Got a crush on this cute girl at work and i can only think about eating her out on her desk... No ***** given
    fineststyles9 fineststyles9 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    And myself. All of it. I don't want to act. Or to step up to the plate and "become" something. I just want to chill out. And be whatever I am. I feel detached from everything...
    brushfirefairytales brushfirefairytales 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    Ah! I loathe this feeling! I'm so damn bored! :-
    Evangelina1 Evangelina1 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Well if we talked at length you know I am super food conscious and very much about healthy eating. I was checking my newsfeed here today and saw this group come up. Suddenly it...
    ClaudNine ClaudNine 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I've gotten to that stage where I'm so bored that I do this; Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4. "And your brother in jail for, what, going on twenty...
    emjagrace emjagrace 13-15, F Sep 21

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    I don't know if this would qualify for this experience!?!? But I want to know other people's honest opinion. I want to know if I WAS wrong?!? Did I over-react?? Did I get my...
    Virgo4Whore Virgo4Whore 46-50, M Oct 12

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    Yes :(( and when I get a comment about me eating I get more upset 'oh that's low fat..' I hates it because I had to stop dieting and I'm almost in my ideal weight goal and I had to...
    nonichecliche nonichecliche 18-21, F Oct 11

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    I don't eat much when I'm in stress, but I eat a lot when I'm bored or angry.
    dr3513 dr3513 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    Just eat 6 hamburgers for breakfast, i am still hungry!
    littlejunior littlejunior 16-17, M 11 hrs ago

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    Because I just can't help it! I've eaten like such a cow today it's the most rewarding feeling! Watching my belly get bigger and bigger as my clothes get tighter and tighter is...
    ktchubbybelly ktchubbybelly 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 1

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    I can't do anything about the way you perceive your surroundings. Blaise Pascal in the Pensées discusses the human condition in saying "we seek rest in a struggle against some...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 Sep 27

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    bored bored bored bored so bored can't sleep in pain bored !
    TeddyboyUK72 TeddyboyUK72 41-45, M Oct 8

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    I won't ever let a guy eat me out again The guys I date Seem to not pleasure me right I don't hurt their feelings so I just say "I like it" with a smile on my face. I'm good at...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    I feel so strange this morning I am not happy, but I am not sad... I am not excited, but not bored... I can't put my finger on what it is that's wrong but there is something...
    charlieedwards charlieedwards 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 22

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    Bored bored bored bored as ****
    lifeexperiences20 lifeexperiences20 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Uhhh I am so bored and my friend woke me up saying tht he was bored but now he wont txt me back and now I can't fall back asleep:( and im bored
    cute4me cute4me 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    There are very few things that I have any motivation to do. There are one or two things that I do love to do and I pursue them very passionately and those things sustain me and...
    madesomemistakes madesomemistakes 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    Date night ... for the 1st time in a long time my son is at grandparents & we have actual date night. Out to eat & now hes asleep on the couch : ( Talked about going to get...
    SouthernBelle81 SouthernBelle81 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hi I'm gonna tell u a little bit about me. I'm 14 yesterday old. I cut. I'm battling depression. I don't eat as much as I use to. I live with my mom who adore her oldest and...
    bitchybrandi bitchybrandi 13-15, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    This is the story of my life, from my earliest childhood memories to the age of majority (18). Today is October 2. 2014. I am a Norwegian male, so my English is not perfect. I'm...
    Dakris Dakris 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    At first it started out by eating too much and then throwing up because it was uncomfortable. I thought it was my body's way of saying I was too fat and needed to be bulimic. Life...
    heatherrrbee heatherrrbee 22-25, F 5 days ago

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      0.- 0.0 Nope I'm bored I tried meditation and that usually helps but I'm still bored .-.
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    So, it's Thursday evening about 7p.m. and the sun is starting to set. I'm sitting here in my car, windows down, radio up, listening to the song "Anniversary Of An Uninteresting...
    lacedup77 lacedup77 26-30, M Sep 25

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    I used to shave the yellow paint off my brand new no.2 pencils with a razor blade and smooth the bare wooden surface with sandpaper… when I was bored.
    outsidewitness outsidewitness 31-35, M Sep 26

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    I'm so bored that it feels possible to die of boredom. Pretty deadly illness. I gotta find that cure soon.
    DHurd283 DHurd283 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 26

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    I'm bored yes I wanna talk but if u don't wanna talk to me at least tell me what u think of the pic...... that's how bored I am
    notready15 notready15 13-15, F Sep 26

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    I am not bored right now, nor have I been bored in the past year or more. That state of mind has totally faded away for me. There is always something I can do to keep myself...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 1 Response Sep 27

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    Since my guy is not on here right now..... I'm writing and posting random stuff coz I'm bored and delirious from not sleeping and I shouldn't fall asleep in the taxi on my way to...
    SummerJane SummerJane 36-40, F Sep 28

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    ...seriously, so very bored. Days like this make me wish I had somewhere to go/something fun to do. It's unfortunate especially because this will likely be my last free weekend in...
    cinnamons cinnamons 22-25, F Sep 28

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    Total boredom, zero notifications for the past 24hrs can anyone ease mah boredom here? :/ Also, any questions will be entertained too.
    TetraZL TetraZL 13-15, F Sep 30

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