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I Eat When I Am Lonely Or Depressed

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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 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 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 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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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'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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    My mom doesn't believe that I'm depressed and It make me feel fake and a liar ..
    sassysmahname sassysmahname 13-15, F 1 Response 48 mins ago

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    I will admit I'm a rich girl. I drive a luxury car. I have designer clothes. I have everything I want. But yet I feel like I live in a cage. So lonely with no one to talk to. I cry...
    whenyourinmyshoes whenyourinmyshoes 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    My mother disrespected me, and she ruined my childhood (you may not know me, but I am really sensitive, so I can be not prepared of what shes going to say, and also, I am not used...
    azurevanilla azurevanilla 13-15 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    All people do is make me feel like ****. Make fun of me. Make comments about how I look. How I talk and act. Make judgments about my posture and how skinny I am. I feel comfortable...
    nothingfeelsgreat nothingfeelsgreat 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Even when we're sitting in the same room we're so distant. He sits on his phone on reddit, reading and laughing at things he reads like I'm not even there. It used to bug me. I...
    aquiver aquiver 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Not feeling lonely today thanks to you, you make the smiles come so very easily.!!
    bluecrush74 bluecrush74 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I fully enjoy my breasts. They are my assets. I love them to be free and natural, thats why i dont wear bra even when at university and i enjoy people's stare as my boobs shake...
    Xechi Xechi 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Today I got my exam results and I cried so hard because in my 12 years school journey I've never failed , and I've always been one of the first in my class This year, the year...
    jazara jazara 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I'm married, 12 years now, and my wife is great but we are different in some ways. I think I wear her out because I like to talk a lot about my (extremely) technical and obsessive...
    ExtrovertedAspie ExtrovertedAspie 31-35, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I am just sitting here, drinking wine and crying. I've had enough. I am a very attractive woman not considered attractive enough to have sex with by my husband. He is a liar...
    cheshca cheshca 26-30, F 40 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    My heart's desires flowed out in my tears Even as I kept faith with you, I remained so lonely. Life became an unquenchable thirst And love stories stayed incomplete. Even as I...
    AsfaqAlam AsfaqAlam 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    He works a lot and when he gets home, all he wants to do is relax in front of his computer, browsing for long periods of time. After hours of browsing, if I want to spend time...
    littlevanessa littlevanessa 22-25, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I am always alone. leaves early to work comes home very late. no phone calls, no texting all day. gets home eats, shower no conversation at all then falls asleep because he said he...
    lonelyhdez4 lonelyhdez4 36-40, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Hi , not sure what to say but I'm lonely as hell. I'm 35 yrs old and have been married to my wife for 5 years and of those 5 we have been truly happy for maybe 2 of them. She was...
    invisibletomywife invisibletomywife 31-35, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    It's great living by yourself without someone else; not having to share a bathroom, leaving doors open, listening/hearing the music you want, leaving things wherever/whenever...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 12 hrs ago

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    Why am I so depressed.......I wanna die...I want to run away....I wanna stop being a joke to people
    Iguessimajoke Iguessimajoke 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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    Well I don't feel lonely because I've people I can share my thoughts as myself I'm welling to listen to anyone Male/Female any age . Once your done reading this message send me a...
    Billyaldo Billyaldo 26-30, M 12 hrs ago

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    It's funny where life takes you sometimes. You can meet one person who can change the entire course of your life. Would you be willing to give up your future goals, give up seeing...
    Milesaway3 Milesaway3 26-30, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Lonely, for me, means abandoned, or one is sad because she is alone. And with my dad telling me to "Change the way I think" and my mom asking me to "Cut the emotional crap out...
    BlackRosesAmongLilies BlackRosesAmongLilies 13-15 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    My relationship is over. Lonely got to both of us. We didnt know and didnt do what we could have or should have to save the relationship. Im very depressed. I failed her. The...
    brownyray brownyray 46-50, M 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I have been researching tons on this subject. I have suffered from this since puberty. The #1 mistake of compulsive eaters is dieting. Restricting any one food or any combo of...
    onmyway214 onmyway214 26-30, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago