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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    missquietriot missquietriot 26-30, F Aug 22

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    the feeling you get when you are so hopeless in job hunting, guys treated you like an option and used you oftentimes, and your bestfriend who's about to leave soon. totally broken...
    nyledam13 nyledam13 22-25, F Aug 2

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    That's why I have my headphones in all day everyday! My music keeps me sane..
    XSimplyXSuicideX XSimplyXSuicideX 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Music is my medication. Can't live without it
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Music keeps me alive I couldn't live without it!! Even if it sometimes makes me more sad but it can make me happier too
    itisjustmeok itisjustmeok 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Felt like self harming but i listened to 5sos and now i dont want to anymore :) And i wanted to cry, but instead i smiled cause i listened to 5sos <3
    IrwinsScars IrwinsScars 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Having chips for dinner. -_-
    jasmineisb0red jasmineisb0red 13-15, F Aug 18

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    maybe someone can offer me some kind words of comfort? i had to move back home becase of financial situations. my parents live in the middle of nowhere. on top of this i cant take...
    lost3458 lost3458 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I am an emotional eater. I eat when depressed that means I eat a lot. I am sad way to much. I also think I eat out of habit.
    lonesojourner lonesojourner 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    I know what you mean because I used to be able to put it away. With time my appetite gradually decreased to the point I'm just not hungry most of the time. In fact the only time I...
    1Anonymous 1Anonymous 41-45 Aug 14

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    Food is one thing that relieves you from stress. Each time you feel stressed, you turn to food and start eating. It doesn't matter how much you eat when you are stressed coz...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    So I'm not anorexic or anything, it's just sometimes I don't have an appetite. I had some sunflower seeds and a little dry cereal. My little brother fixed me a little leftover...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F Aug 20

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    I am a picky eater when it comes to nature touching my food. Bugs, flys, people breath hitting my food by mistake or people going over my food with their arms . I would not be...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Jul 31

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    Why eat when you can be beautiful
    lockedsweetheart lockedsweetheart 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    Ok maybe all the time. I love being on all fours trying to eat when I'm really stuffed. Makes me realize what butterball I really am.
    Fantasypiggy77 Fantasypiggy77 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    August 31. Denial. I've been recovering many years. I've used denial many times. It has been a defense, a survival device, a coping behavior, and, at times, almost my undoing. It...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 hrs ago

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    August 31. Denial. I've been recovering many years. I've used denial many times. It has been a defense, a survival device, a coping behavior, and, at times, almost my undoing. It...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I am a 32 year old woman. I have been single for 7 years. I have only had one "serious" boyfriend and since then all I have experienced is heartbreak. Disastrous dates, flings, no...
    firecracker1 firecracker1 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 20

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    I feel so fvcking helpless and sad and here's why. Everything. School starts tomorrow & i'm in shock. Summer really did go by , but then again it's only a couple weeks long. For me...
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I am in the millitary in singapore. In here they call it national service. Every singaporean citizen who turns 18 automatically will recieve a letter stating that you are supposed...
    AravinZiltoid AravinZiltoid 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    I feel utterly depressed, because I do feel lonely most of the time. I think it began when I had a disagreement with my parents 2 years ago. I tried writing a letter which I have...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F Aug 10

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    You know those days when you have nothing to be sad over, but you're sad anyway? It's one of those days for me. Somehow, I've ended up alone in the house I share. My brother is...
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I came home this summer to get away from my own home. To actually try and function with my parents. The first 14 days went okay. After that I was miserable. Depressed. Anxious...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M Aug 13

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    I am so damned depressed/ stressed/ full of anxiety/ shot nerves/ physically and mentally tired/ physically sore. Not eating, sleeping all day, racing thoughts. I can't handle BPD...
    DevilDoll13 DevilDoll13 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    Right now I have a girlfriend but as with every relationship (the few I have had) once something goes wrong I'll always assume the worst. I made her very mad and she is right to...
    shyslh shyslh 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Here goes. Thought it would give me some confort putting it out here. I’m a 20-year-old from China, and I go to college in Canada. In March 2014, I got to the point where I gave...
    ASalami ASalami 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 14