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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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    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'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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Sometimes I wonder how can I feel this way. I am surrounded every day with people at work, then when I come home I have such a great loving family. Yet and still I feel lonely a...
    lovelife84 lovelife84 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I've read most of the posts and agree with most of it. I don't have any friends right now but I'm not really that lonely. I am older and my children are all grown with lives and...
    grownupmom grownupmom 61-65, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    hello am feeling lonely and bored can someone serious here message me not talking of sex please am really serious
    TEXTme8643329104 TEXTme8643329104 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    We all feel like we're the only ones. Weird because there's lots of people saying it. This time last year I had more friends then I could count and had never been happier now I...
    rbambro rbambro 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Which is like all the time
    BrokenInnocence BrokenInnocence 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    please dont hate me when i say im knly a size 6 (UK) but like. i try to put weight on, i eat like a pig amd i only exercise when i feel like it (aka rarely) but i try to get my...
    crazygirlpoet crazygirlpoet 18-21 16 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    i juss got a beef patty from th store nd i wanted muenster cheese on it nd i got american cheese.... im not eatin it
    Chamreon26 Chamreon26 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    Its my birthday too.. And i am sad and lonely.. :(
    Zarina23 Zarina23 22-25, F 43 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Although you might enjoy the pleasure of your own company more often than not, the fact is that we live in a social world and therefore, we have to welcome others into our universe...
    onlybychance onlybychance 46-50, M 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    For the whole world, I have a perfect marriage. She is very caring and friendly with everyone and tends to thier needs. Everyone loves her and she truly is a great person and a...
    fantomy fantomy 31-35, M 41 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Being shut out by the one you are totally devoted to becomes tiring... Especially when they choose to be offended by gestures that are meant to delight them... Ah well...
    MysticBoertjie MysticBoertjie 31-35, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I feel lonely because people I love the most seem to push me away and there is not much I can do about it! It is ****** because the one person who is doing it is the one person you...
    fvckmia fvckmia 13-15, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I have the kind of depression that's been with you for a lifetime. It's the kind that's so ingrained within your psyche that it's become part of who you really are. Some days it's...
    RadiantOpal RadiantOpal 18-21, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Few people make me smile but today my friend did She said Depression again? When I sent her self harm photos She made me feel important after that She talks to me and helps me But...
    LittlePrideFlower LittlePrideFlower 13-15, F 19 hrs ago

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    For a sec, I thought it said 'I am a Man Eater'. Fear me not, I am not a man eater but a meat eater. Not human meat but animal meat. I will never eat another human being. Yuck! I...
    LBMia LBMia 22-25, F 8 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I have moments where I'm happy then suddenly I become extremely lonely and it's painful. I sometimes just contemplate how would suicide be helpful but I always lol at both sides...
    fatality500 fatality500 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    ive been feeling suicidal recently. but im christian. im always going home alone. i walk down the hallways alone. i dont have anyone whom i can relate to. except for one person but...
    SolaCeEncE SolaCeEncE 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Generally, yes, I am. This summer right before college is especially bad; my two best friends are out of the country and can't communicate with me, and all I can do every day is...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hello, my name is Laurentiu and I'll be 18 next mounth on the 16 of july. My father abandoned me and my mom since my birth, so I grew up without the leading of a father. Since I...
    b16laurentiu b16laurentiu 16-17, M a week ago

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    Hello, my name is Laurentiu and I'll be 18 next mounth on the 16 of july. My father abandoned me and my mom since my birth, so I grew up without the leading of a father. Since I...
    b16laurentiu b16laurentiu 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm so lonely at 32 years old I would never imagine my life being like this I thought I would be married with a couple of kids a career a house and a dog but but I'm single and...
    spiritualvirgo82 spiritualvirgo82 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago