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I Eat When I Am Lonely Or Depressed

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 7 hrs ago

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    I listen to music all the time when I am depressed it helps keep my mind of of bad things.
    JustMe0923 JustMe0923 16-17, M 2 Responses May 16

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

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    When I'm in that dark place, I listen to twenty one pilots, and they make me feel less bad. The lyrics so accurately put words to what's going on inside my head, and I feel like...
    kcfrenchhorn72 kcfrenchhorn72 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    Can you feel my heart by Bring Me The Horizon is such a great song! <3<3<3
    UNDecodable UNDecodable 18-21, F Apr 30

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    "I'll stop breathing...now!"-Rolling Girl-Hatsune Miku
    EvansuSena EvansuSena 13-15, F a week ago

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    One less heart to break by Patent Pending
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response 2 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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    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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    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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    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 1 day 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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    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 3 days ago

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    I don't understand it. Like bricks or stones that ghosts around me throw I get hit in the most random of places. I get a loneliness that no one can cut through, a feeling of...
    MissAutumn MissAutumn 18-21, F May 10

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    I am a suicide survivor and because my mentality changed in regards to life I no longer feel the need to harm myself HOWEVER I supposed there are other forms of harm...right. I...
    aprilamartino aprilamartino 26-30 2 hrs ago

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    Lately I've been going through a series of events in my life that have been really hard. I haven't had anyone to talk to about it either so I guess I could just let it out on this...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 3 Responses May 12

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    Vegetarianism is silly. Why limit your eating choices when your digestive system is designed otherwise? Meat has enormous nutritional value. Besides, it's tasty. The only good...
    Mrappbrain Mrappbrain 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    Please read this carefully and with an open mind...... I am currently living the worst life any person should be subjected to. To be honest I have never been happy in life. My life...
    Trust1993 Trust1993 18-21, M 4 Responses May 4

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