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I Eat When I Am Lonely Or Depressed

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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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    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 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 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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    When I feel depressed the thought of eating sickens me. If I am severely depressed I could starve myself for days on end up to a week, instead I drink up to 4 V cans a day (a drink...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    When I feel depressed or down, I don't find the things I do enjoyable anymore, so I listen to video game music. It gives me strength to live on. My mind relaxes from negative...
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    I hate my job! I hate my job so much that every working day I woke up and my mind comes up with all the excuses that I can avoid going back here! I wanted to just quit! But I can...
    52hell 52hell 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    My music taste is the best. Disney movie soundtracks are so much better than the new music, filled with rap. I'm going to be like, LET IT GOOOOOO while all you ******* continue...
    SweeterThanToblerone SweeterThanToblerone 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Why us the image for this group Eminem.
    LiveEqualsEvil LiveEqualsEvil 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    This one goes to a special someone and those around me lately and they know who they are. This one hits the right spot and the right time. Thankyou. . . https://www.youtube.com...
    Dreambuttterfly Dreambuttterfly 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    O Death by Jen Titus. It really helps.
    lamiavarc lamiavarc 16-17, F Jan 15

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    Trying to drown out life with music
    ArtisticLife ArtisticLife 16-17, F Jan 20

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    Listening to BMTH, SWS, and OM&M tonight..thanks mum and dad for making me feel like a worthless teenager
    waywarddaughter007 waywarddaughter007 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Alex Hepburn- look what you done to me http://www.paroles-musique.com/eng/Alex_Hepburn-Look_What_Youve_Done-lyrics,p143816
    kleinjohanneke kleinjohanneke 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    Lana del rey ft cedric gervais: summertime sadness (cg remix) https://soundcloud.com/cedricgervais/lana-del-rey-remixed-by-cedric-gervais
    kleinjohanneke kleinjohanneke 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    https://soundcloud.com/noahfallon/linkin-park-in-the-end-1 Linkin park in the end
    kleinjohanneke kleinjohanneke 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    Taylor Swift has a song for every mood I'm in
    pinkhappysparkle pinkhappysparkle 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Bruhhhhhhh Foooooood Where are youuuuuuu?
    sleepyforever sleepyforever 13-15, F Jan 5

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    Who doesn't hahahahahahahahhahahah
    IsaiahFlower IsaiahFlower 13-15, M Jan 23

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    24/7/365+1.
    NightStalker67 NightStalker67 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I always tend to overeat. I eat when I'm lonely, sad or upset, so basically a way of coping with negative emotions. I try to exercise three times a day and cut down on my intake...
    Captainbicurious Captainbicurious 18-21, F Jan 15

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    I started eating Argo in 1999 when i was pregnant with my daughter...before this i would eat sugar and i thought that was the weirdest thing to be eating...when i was introduced to...
    StarchLova StarchLova 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I'm not sure if its an eating disorder or not but this is what happens: 90% of the time I'm not hungry and i rarely eat not because I'm punishing myself but I just don't feel like...
    LilahWolf LilahWolf 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I hate it so much. The weirdest things I eat when I binge are oatmeal and hot chocolate right out of the packs. No water or anything. Idk why I like binging on that but I really do...
    staygoldenbaby staygoldenbaby 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    I miss incredible food. I miss indulging on amazing home cooked meals, smothered with cheese. I miss pizza, burgers, takeaways and dining out in awesome places. And I miss not...
    ChaoticAdvection ChaoticAdvection 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    When it gets really bad...I only eat when I feel like I'm about to pass out :/
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    The worse thing about being depressed and lonely is not knowing that no one cares about you but knowing that no one will try to care.
    paradisiacal paradisiacal 16-17, F