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I Eat When I Am Lonely Or Depressed

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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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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'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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Anyone? Im realy depressed Now :(
    antomg1 antomg1 16-17, F Apr 5

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    i listen to "All of The Stars" by Ed Sheeran when ever i feel like crying.. it helps me cry sometimes..
    iamyoursunshine iamyoursunshine 18-21, F Apr 8

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    These past few weeks have been the worst all that helps me stop thinking of everything is music sleeping with sirens maroon 5 loads more I need music all day everyday.
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    yes.. I think I say that a lot once in a while. I eat so much, I eat when I'm not hungry. Basically when I'm bored I'll eat.
    bloodyzombie19 bloodyzombie19 16-17, F Apr 6

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    I'm stuck in this routine. I come home from work, eat, sleep, shower, and back to work... I have a couple close friends yes but honestly I don't want to talk to them about what I'm...
    SystematicManiac SystematicManiac 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 hr ago

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    What random thoughts go through the mind of one depressed person? I decided to expose myself just this once, if not any more in future. If anyone out there relates to this, I know...
    mysteriouseverything mysteriouseverything 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I am feeling so lonely now :( I am pretending to smile just to show that everything is okay now..I have accepted the situation..but no..I am to weak soul..I cant accept..I make...
    notrustanymore notrustanymore 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I hate being alone just as much as I hate being in a relationship! Does that make me crazy? As of late I have noticed that my depression is getting the better of me because I am...
    ShivaTrishul ShivaTrishul 22-25, F Apr 12

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    I'm living in an abusive household, and it's made me depressed. When I wasn't living here, I wasn't suicidal like I am now, and I wasn't depressed. Tim (my father), yells at me...
    Maelui Maelui 26-30, F Apr 7

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    It's extremely hard to motivate yourself sometimes when you are like this, When someone else sees a hill, you see a mountain, when someone else sees a puddle, you see in ocean… i...
    brokenandbi brokenandbi 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I wonder to myself Why I even decided to stay in this relationship or even let it blossom into what it is. I started this serious relationship with my husband when I was...
    MadameBloodLust MadameBloodLust 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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      So i just realized that i've been depressed all my life i really do i have no friends or family i ******* hate my life i really want to die and just end this horrible life...
    liamlee454 liamlee454 16-17, M 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    My husband and I have been married for nine years and together for fourteen. We got married just after my 24th birthday. In that time we've moved all across north america and had...
    thelifeandtimes thelifeandtimes 31-35, F 7 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    It's Saturday night, I just came home after watching a movie by myself. It really hurt to see so many people together at the mall. It would have been nice just to strike a...
    amango amango 22-25, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    It took me a lot of beating myself(mentally, of course) just to sign up into this wonderful website and express what I've been feeling for the past years. You see, I feel like...
    rizinity rizinity 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 5

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    Since travelling to India in February I have stopped eating red meat. I am pretty sure that I wanted to find a way to stop eating meat and somehow the trip gave me the excuse to...
    NakedTherapist NakedTherapist 56-60, M 21 hrs ago

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    The doctor said I should lose weight so I have been trying to diet. I gained 80 lbs. But I just like to eat so much i forget how to eat normally. I stuffed myself full of food and...
    person12670 person12670 31-35, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Tonight I realised that I have no one to call, text, or invite over. I feel lonely.
    AlisonAnnAbby AlisonAnnAbby 22-25, F 4 Responses 17 hrs ago