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I Eat When I Am Lonely Or Depressed

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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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 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 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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 feel like after everyone takes a piece of me for what they need I am left with a negative balance. When I go out of my way to do something for myself I am playing catch up with...
    mommaleo mommaleo 41-45 Oct 9

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    Anything loud and angry lol. Well... I listen to that stuff even when I'm not depressed haha
    HisDaysAreNumbered HisDaysAreNumbered 18-21, M Oct 3

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    Sometimes when I'm bored I eat anything I can get my hands on like when I'm bored I could eat two bags of potato chips without even noticing, and I would still be starving, I get...
    cookie2468888 cookie2468888 18-21 1 Response Oct 5

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    I have many different playlists set up depending on my moods. But when I'm feeling really low, that is generally the mood of my music as well. It DOES help to purge those feelings...
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    Music is my escape, when I am sad or angry I get in my truck, turn the music up and take a long drive on the back roads or go for a run at the park with the music in my ears to...
    Dixiechic66 Dixiechic66 46-50, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am so sick of everyone and everything... I'm always blamed for everything.. I can't speak out about my own opinion to anyone or joke because I just get horrible comments about me...
    mmello00 mmello00 13-15, F Oct 11

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    Can't do the whole functioning thing today.
    xwewereinfinite xwewereinfinite 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    I have a bad over sleeping habit now :(.
    Faizzababy6 Faizzababy6 13-15, F Oct 15

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    The song Creep by Radiohead...that's a good one.
    SaveTheGeek SaveTheGeek 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 22

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    Blaring Foo Fighters "The Pretender" with the sunroof back made me feel much better today!
    forbidden67 forbidden67 46-50, F a week ago

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    "Hard to love" by Lee Brice
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    its gonna be a serious music day for me.
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    craving pizza with extra toppings,garlic bread,chicken wings,wedges,cuddles and cuteness :(
    jaesavv jaesavv 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    First off, this is completely new to me. I don't even no where to begin. So, here goes and it will be long, cause I want to put everything out there. This is my 2nd marriage and...
    Mountainsandnaturestorms Mountainsandnaturestorms 36-40, F 12 Responses a week ago

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    I am so lonely depressed and don't no what to do I lost the love of my life I have been battling prostate cancer in remission now I moved out and my girl friend continued to see...
    rgc1953 rgc1953 61-65 2 Responses Oct 9

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    I just typed out a condensed version of my eating disorder past -- I wanted to share it until I realized it really isn't condensed at 3 pages single spaced... I have struggled my...
    thelittlethings333 thelittlethings333 26-30, F Oct 11

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    Nobody wakes up and decides to be a binge eater. Nobody would love to be addicted to food. Nobody wants such a horrible attitude towards food. Nobody wants to stuff their face with...
    mammamia23 mammamia23 16-17, F Oct 12

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    I thought this said "Man Eater" when I first scrolled by it :P Nearly clicked "Me Too!"
    GayCharlie GayCharlie 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 7

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    Well sometimes when life hits you hard...its so devastating that it ruins and shakes your life to the very deep to ur soul. U fall and become numb from inside so much that you just...
    divich01 divich01 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I am in a relationship, and I am always around friends but I am always lonely. I had a good friend, fell for her, was always with her, I was so happy. In a matter of minutes I...
    akrysrose akrysrose 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I am in a relationship, and I am always around friends but I am always lonely. I had a good friend, fell for her, was always with her, I was so happy. In a matter of minutes I...
    akrysrose akrysrose 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My story is probably similar to a lot of people's but I just wanted to get it out there in the world to tell somebody how I feel. I've grown up in what many would call the...
    goodloot3 goodloot3 22-25, M 5 Responses Oct 10

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    Sometimes I feel like this, like I want to cry a lot, like I am so angry at everything, like I want to hurt someone or myself. Often times, I do lash out at the only person who...
    allkindsofcolors allkindsofcolors 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have a great boyfriend, but I don't get to see him everyday. Why do I feel so lonely and depressed when he leaves after he's been here for a few days? I have two young boys to...
    jlkreul jlkreul 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Very depressed. Don't want to live anymore!!
    justyouandme123 justyouandme123 41-45, F 3 hrs ago

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    I am beginning to realize the depression that follow's loneliness. When you go on a walk, ride your bike, see a waterfall, hike a mountain, take pictures, and you do this all by...
    benmiller914 benmiller914 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 14