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I Eat When I Am Lonely Or Depressed

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2011

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 3, 2014

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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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    Food is my comfort it has become my boyfriend

    and children and friends food never judge me or hate me food fills me when am hungry and dry my tears when am sad if food was a man I would have biten he's ars
    Collegegirl23 Collegegirl23 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2015

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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 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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    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 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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    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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    Wanna feel less lonely? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games/sports/physical activities? Got 2 free groups on FB (can be on other sites w/ groups) forming...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 47 mins ago

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    i am really depressed because i talked to one of my old ex's broke up with me last month and i talked to her today and shes getting married and dosent want to be friends no more...
    jamesb2243 jamesb2243 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    My friends and I did a test online based on depression. The questions were serious and very personal but effective. The closer to 100 the worse. One of my friends scored 97...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 70+, F 6 hrs ago

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    what a big topic depression who isn't depressed? I don't beleive everyone in life feels wonderful, I love it when you get those people that say I never get depressed, never catch...
    Diciullo Diciullo 46-50, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Its really helpful, music is the best therapy.
    TrapxFuturebass TrapxFuturebass 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm not really depressed, but I need someone to talk to. I want a story, something..... please. (desperate for internet friends. Basically someone I can confide in)
    TeRiiFiiC TeRiiFiiC 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    of late, i have this feeling of emptiness, not sorrow. Its like I dont care of anything anymore, I just have not interest in future or hope, I find it all pointless. hmm I just...
    daydreamerinthedark daydreamerinthedark 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I'm so lonely it's unbelievable and I'm married. I got married to a lady from the Philippines that I met on an Internet dating site. She is half my age. She texts me when she needs...
    Hayabusa1 Hayabusa1 61-65, M 3 days ago

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    I'm so lonely it's unbelievable and I'm married. I got married to a lady from the Philippines that I met on an Internet dating site. She is half my age. She texts me when she needs...
    Hayabusa1 Hayabusa1 61-65, M 3 days ago

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    I am sorry if this turns into a hard to follow ramble. I am just tired of bottling all these things up and I need someone I can lean on. Because I am a coward and unwilling to risk...
    alowlyservant alowlyservant 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Has anyone ever felt lonely when surrounded by people but hardly ever feel lonely when actually alone? Well I do, I know weird right? I seem to want friends, family and people who...
    PSOM PSOM 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    right now is one of those times where I feel useless and depressed and lonely, but w.e c'est la vie
    Atljjay Atljjay 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    i think this is worse for us guys because as we all know females get flooded with ppl trying to be with them while us guys are even lucky if 1 girls replies while none ever...
    warcraftlover16 warcraftlover16 18-21, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    So, I need to vent a little. My husband didn't sleep in our bed again last night. I was apparently rude to him. Wonder what tonight's excuse is going to be. I don't know where...
    Samy27 Samy27 26-30, F 12 Responses 6 days ago

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    Valentine season is so difficult. I haven't binged in months, but I am so emotional and depressed knowing that I will spend Valentine's Day alone (I just went through a break up...
    verymoofishy verymoofishy 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I randomly came across this website when I was looking for ways to assuage my unhappiness. I have been feeling depressed for the past year and I couldn't heal myself with...
    Silh0uettes Silh0uettes 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i know what it's like... loneliness, an empty void filled with pain and confusion, being ostracized, judged and misunderstood. Being so alone that it hurts to breathe, maybe since...
    Strangleh0ld Strangleh0ld 26-30, M a week ago

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    Nobody knows the feeling😔feeling lonely and nobody to talk to😭crying all the time because nobody cares or sees what your going through just wishing everything was okay...
    Myahfreeman14 Myahfreeman14 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    First my wife left, and the 4 of us continued...after a while the youngest left grade school, one day the eldest went off to college, the army took a son, and before long the last...
    mycupoftea mycupoftea 56-60, M 2 Responses