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I Eat When I Am Lonely Or Depressed

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    i am talking to a few girls about mental illnesses and eating disorders and we are helping each other, listening and supporting one another to work towards the better good. i am...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 32 mins ago

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    Ah.. cant believe it's come to this, nights when I can't sleep I reminisce I try to let go of the past But something is keeping me, from bring able to grasp, properly what's...
    lenny28 lenny28 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I've found myself sitting in front of my computer the whole day again. Feeling a bit stale, i left my house to take a walk. Took a trip to the harbor, then back home. This pretty...
    SkyPineapple SkyPineapple 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I think there comes a point in your life when everything appears to be going well e.g. finances, work, social life and then BAM the loneliness hits you hard. I'm a 22-year-old...
    randomsoph randomsoph 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Today I had a really good day at work. My job is being restructured, which is what I was hoping because it's going to allow me to grow within my company which is what is want...
    lostwife42 lostwife42 41-45, F 6 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I feel like ****. Actually for the past week I've felt like ****. I feel like **** because I'm so lonely. Back in elementary school I was a normal kid. I joked, had two best...
    soulCearchin soulCearchin 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    I recently got rejected which brought back a bunch of rather unpleasant memories and feelings from back when I was the most depressed that I have ever been. Now it's all flooding...
    MissClueless MissClueless 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I got switched to another class, while all my friends were able to stay together. The people in my class don't give a damn about me. Sometimes just trying talk makes you feel like...
    indierecord123 indierecord123 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    What do you do when that one person who made you feel alive again doesn't want you anymore? You feel worthless and like no one even wants you anymore.
    marieAsh21 marieAsh21 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    yes! that changed my lifestyle so much. before, I used to hate to cook and everytime I was in the kitchen, it ended like disaster. but when I started eating healthy, I started to...
    vic117 vic117 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Only sometimes, that's why I like to chat with strangers on here. I get to talk for once. Only talking to my siblings and parents gets kinda dull when you don't have the pressure...
    Rhea03811 Rhea03811 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    OMG! I soooooo need a dress like this! Then I could always eat on the run.Seriously though....I mean cupcakes are the perfect dessert treat. There can be 40 different people in the...
    OakleysWorld OakleysWorld 18-21, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    to nito: i appreciate u reaching out but it still had to be on my terms. at first, i thought i was being too firm but i ferl ive earned the right to have My recovery on My terms...
    spinsterC spinsterC 41-45, F 14 hrs ago

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    I have an illness that makes me irrationality and irrevocably sad and hopeless. When it comes on it changes my entire perspective and at times it is debilitating but I'm not giving...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 17 hrs ago

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    I sometimes wonder how my whole life began to crumble. I have it all....money...nice cars....success.....trips...the whole thing but the most important part in life.....desire...a...
    excessbaggage excessbaggage 41-45, F 10 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I used To talk loads. I mean, I used to talk on and on and on, now I barely open my mouth, I've become very depressed and quiet. I fake my emotions now. I fake smiles and stuff...
    xxstevenfootexx xxstevenfootexx 13-15, M 20 hrs ago

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    I won't put this on my lonelyness. I'm lonely cause I am depressed. I don't want anyone around, I can't care for people right now. I don't care for me. How can I care for anyone If...
    EleniHaru EleniHaru 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    I've cried every night for the week. I slept on the floor underneath our bed last night trying to get my head and my body to just shut up. Of course he picked the worst week of my...
    stillspinning stillspinning 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I love to eat when the food tastes good. Have you ever tried Turkey Bacon? I know some people like it for health reasons and maybe the true benefit of eating it is to be so...
    Momigus Momigus 31-35 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just feel like I have no one...I always feel like this and I'm just so lonely and it kills me:(
    DaveEatsToast DaveEatsToast 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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