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I Eat When I Am Lonely Or Depressed

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    Courting Danger With My Therapist

    Unless one has been in therapy forever like me, not for sure if anyone can understand this, but hopefully someone can. (I seem to start with a negative, a bad habit). I have a therapist whom I have for a number of months. At first she and I butt heads on a lot. She always had...
    velvetflow velvetflow 66-70, F Apr 14, 2012

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    Me 2

    i feel lonely and depressed almost all the time. i broke up with my daughter's father 7 months ago, and even though i know it was the right thing to do, i almost regret it. i eat constantly, even when i'm not hungry. sometimes i eat until i want to vomit. and i waste so much...
    thirty30 thirty30 31-35, F 1 Response May 25, 2008

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    Sweet

    I usually like to eat sweet stuff, when I"m depressed, upset or anxious.
    LittleLena LittleLena 36-40, F 10 Responses Dec 6, 2009

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    I Eat Sweets When I Am Depressed

    And alot of them. The stress starts then I get depressed and I spend alot on eating alot of candies and junk foods. 
    TheHatterAndHisMuchness TheHatterAndHisMuchness 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2011

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    Depression Eating

    I been dealing with depression eating ever since I was ten everytime I would feel sad I would always go to the kitchen to eat various things from eating cereal out of the box to eating tons of candy I tried to kick the habit and find other ways to cope but this bad habit keeps on...
    saintseagles saintseagles 18-21 Jun 5, 2012

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    Sadness Hindering My Progress

    September 12, 2011: That was the day I decided I was ready to lose weight. I started eating healthier and exercising daily. I limited sugars and carbohydrates, recorded monthly body measurements, kept an exercise journal, and even took weekly photos of myself to visually record...
    elliah72 elliah72 36-40, F Feb 7, 2012

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    Sad Depressed Woman I Become

    I have been feeling down the past few years and feel like being depressed cause the social anxiety now the over eating comfort foods .. I don't know why I can't be happy it's always the same crap everyday Samo Samo and when me and my husband go out on date nights I'm only...
    Gvsv11 Gvsv11 26-30 1 Response Jun 18, 2013

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    I Do It To Stay Quiet

    When i'm depressed i will open up all the cupboards and find the most unhealthy sugary things and literally just eat one after the other. I eat so much when im depressed because instead of crying, instead of thinking about everything that is going wrong i think of the food. My...
    UmbraEyes UmbraEyes 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2013

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    I Eat My Emotions...

    Today was a real low for me.  I think possibly the most depressed I have ever been in my life.  A combination of anxiety and depression took me down a road in the past two months that I just didn't see coming.  I have been binge eating in my lifetime since I was a...
    jennaporter jennaporter 36-40, F 7 Responses Aug 12, 2008

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    Depressed And Bored

    It's a huge disadvantage for me because it always seems to happen right after I've been doing so well with eating healthy. A rough week, too much stress, or just plain boredom and I'm eating lots of junk again. It started back in high school and it's still going on now, 4 years...
    NewSlangOldTown NewSlangOldTown 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2011

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    I Thought I Was Fine, I Just Realized I Drown My Sorrows With Food

    I consider Í've had a very difficult life. My dad died when I was 1 month old and my mother left to live in a different country when I was a toddler so my grandmother raised me, my mother met a guy and forgot about me while playing house with her new happy family. My grandma and...
    MFichtl MFichtl 26-30, F 9 Responses Dec 20, 2011

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    I Just Realized I Eat When I Am Lonely.

    I am 24 and at one point in my life I wanted to join the military. Now five years later and 60 pounds heavier I have come to realized that I eat when I am lonely. I don't have a boyfriend and honestly I don't want one. My family has gone on vacation and  since...
    NatyCald NatyCald 22-25 3 Responses Jun 29, 2009

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    Depressed

    so right now its kind of crazy actually. My friends are in my house, they are in the living room singing and laughing to the youtube video songs.. i am totally out of their world well kind of.. somehow the thought of california came into my head again... i hate it.. it makes me...
    sweetpink25 sweetpink25 16-17, F Jun 3, 2011

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    My Eating Would Get Out Of Control If I Was Upset

    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 1 Response Jan 17, 2011

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    I Guess I've Always Had This Problem.

    that is one reason why i keep gaining and never losing. I mean i lose a lot but then I end up gaining it back because of the stress in my life. I have adhd and life in general is hard on me sometimes. I have a dad who is very judgemental of everything i do and it doesn't help my...
    MoonLight30 MoonLight30 26-30, F Apr 19, 2011

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    I Am Eating As I Type This

    i have a cookie balancing on my keyboard. i use food to control my depression and anxiety. i wish i drank or did drugs. then i wouldn't be so fat. and ugly of the fat.  i am beautiful but the fat is all i can see.
    lonelyontheeastcoast lonelyontheeastcoast 51-55, F May 4, 2009

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    Upset

    on sept 16 2011 my husband died and now at night i am so lonely i have turned to eating.i have gained 40 pounds and i have to stop this as it is effecting my health.i have no human companionship and i have no family i can talk to.lh
    horndb horndb 61-65 Mar 29, 2012

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    Which Is Very Bad

    I've been eating a lot when I'm simply bored, and especially lately since I'm feeling some intense bouts of loneliness and depression.  It's settling on my hips and I can grab a handful.  I couldn't do that a mere 3 weeks ago.
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 2 Responses May 31, 2009

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    Its gotten to the point of killing myself,

    for the last two weeks I have been hitting the drive-through late at night. I'm trying to go on a diet, during the summer I actually did extremely well on diet and exercise that I actually dropped three pants sizes and two shirt sizes.....but I just stopped....I was doing it for...
    DefineLines DefineLines 18-21, M Feb 3

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    Today

    I ate six raw hotdogs with ketchup and a liter of low watered, extra sugar cherry kool-aid. ...And I wasn't even hungry to begin with. Guess it fills something I suppose.
    baka baka 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 29, 2008

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    I Hate It

    I told someone once that I tend to eat more when I'm sad or angry or I'm about to start my period and they joked about it saying "damn that must happen alot". It hurts. I don't even realize I'm doing it until I notice how many food containers are open in front of me or...
    netgurl netgurl 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2009

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    Six Thousand Calorie Weekend

    and when I say 6000 cal weekend, I mean that's 6000 cal per day over a three-day weekend. I must've been feeling particularly masochistic when I added all of that up last night. There were so many other things I could have, should have, done. But I just couldn't bring myself to...
    metaphysicallytrapped metaphysicallytrapped 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2011

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    I Eat Too Much!!!

    everybody always tries to tell me to slow down, take it easy and so on, cos im either at work, or im at the gym lol!!! and i basically go to the gym, not necesarily to get a great body, but just to kind of keep myself busy, and to keep myself in some sort of shape, so that i can...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2009

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    I'm An Ice Cream Addict!!!!

    I am so depressed that I go home everyday and binge on "sweets"..like ice cream and cookies... I've probably gained 10-20 lbs in the past couple of months!!!  And that makes me feel even worse! makes me more depressed! all I want to do is stay home, alone, inside...
    MzJustiss MzJustiss 41-45 1 Response Jul 15, 2008

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    I like to listen to real music when my heart feels cold, things like Bob Marley, Kate Bush, 70s country (yes, you, Tammy Wynnette!!) especially because I listen to these on vinyl...
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    This song is good for chilling out. http://youtu.be/u9m4vKigI2U
    zompire98 zompire98 31-35, M Dec 9

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    December 17. Nurturing Ourselves. Many of us have been so deprived of nurturing that we think it's silly or self-indulgent. Nurturing is neither silly nor self-indulgent; it's how...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    December 17. Nurturing Ourselves. Many of us have been so deprived of nurturing that we think it's silly or self-indulgent. Nurturing is neither silly nor self-indulgent; it's how...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I think the worst feeling in the world is being lonely. the reason I say this besides the obvious is because when lonely I feel I have no motivation and people always say your...
    roslyn1990 roslyn1990 22-25, F 7 Responses Nov 27

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    Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Addiction. Okay,Okay, i don't need to quit and i won't either because i still eat them when i can as my favourite snack food. I always buy at least about...
    dragonfang dragonfang 51-55, M 21 hrs ago

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    I'm a 17 year old girl. I have never had many friends throughout my life. I have a good sense of humor but hardly anyone wants anything to do with me. I remember how in elementary...
    zenthin zenthin 16-17, F 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    My childhood was a depressive phase. Not so much when we were where we live but when we went to our relatives' place during vacations. My mom's sisters are very conservative and...
    unsettledkp unsettledkp 18-21 17 hrs ago

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    Lately I've been forgetting to eat food. It will be three in the afternoon and I'll try to remember the last time I ate, but it usually ends up being dinner the night before. Even...
    CheshireKitty97 CheshireKitty97 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I guess I'm feeling pretty lonely and depressed today. Today wasn't a very productive day for me professionally. Worse yet, what would have been my 7 yr wedding anniversary is...
    nck12278 nck12278 36-40, M Dec 1

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    I wonder why I feel even more lonely when you are around!? :(
    Divine82 Divine82 26-30, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    When I was younger I never ate. Not because I was scared to gain, but because when I was hungry I never felt like actually eating. The thought of it even made me nauseous at times...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F Dec 6

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    My husband died on Sept.22, 2014 after a three day illness. It was a shock...and I still feel like it couldn't really have happened. I don't really like the title of this group...
    jobee1950 jobee1950 61-65, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    I literally have no one. Not a single person I can lean on or vent to. Yes I'm seeing some one but the situation is difficult so I really don't have him as much as I deserve to. I...
    markiealex markiealex 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I get depressed and push people away and then, even though I don't want to talk to people or be around anybody, I'm lonely. And then when I'm feeling lonely, I get depressed again...
    Env06 Env06 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have always fought with an eating disorder and anxiety but this year I became involved with depression and self-harm. In the spring of 2014, I got involved in a car accident and...
    ecokismet ecokismet 22-25, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    so am I married and very lonely too
    sweetie8888 sweetie8888 46-50, M 9 hrs ago

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    I just saw my husband. Not clearly and he was in a car with my Inlaws. I haven't layed any kind of eyes on him for nearly 4 years. Obviously the last week of him being in the...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I feel like my problems are minuscule after reading some of the posts on here, it makes me feel bad for being sad... I can’t help it though, I feel so worthless. I just turned...
    thecap246 thecap246 18-21, F Nov 27

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    Ever since me and my ex friend split up I've been depressed and lonely. I have people to talk to at school but we aren't really close anymore since they're friends of my ex friend...
    PsychologyNerd PsychologyNerd 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    Nov. 20, 2014 5:30pm I don't know what is wrong with me. I felt so happy when I got home. I felt so much love for mj and I was just on cloud nine. But I guess my flight reached...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Dec 12

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    i never had the courage to speak up for myself..because i have this feeling i'am ugly..and i cant even look in to someones eyes when i talk because that kind of makes me feel more...
    spunkywiz spunkywiz 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I've felt lonely all my life. I never fit in when I was a kid and in high school. I had no friends in middle school. I guess I didn't fit in because I was shy and insecure and kids...
    faerieshimmer87 faerieshimmer87 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 6