Need Ways to Stop Eating as Much and Being Self-Concious

Sakura - posted on 01/24/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi, I am Sakura and I'm 12 years old. I have a serious over-eating problem and I need a way to stop it. I I am not over-weight; I weigh 91.4 pounds. However, I am extremely self-conscious and every time I over-eat I become really ashamed and sometimes cry myself to sleep. On a normal day, I will eat two scrambled eggs, grits, OR a bowl of cereal for breakfast. Then for lunch, I will eat a salad or some hummus and vegetables. After I get home I recently have been so hungry that I eat four bowls of cereal and some trail mix! Then I am forced to eat all of my dinner which I know is important so I'm not angry. After eating all of this I have an extreme stomachache. I really want to stop eating so much when I get home because I know it isn't healthy and I am afraid I will start to gain weight. I am not extremely active- I go to dancing for two and a half hours on Wednesdays and an hour and fifteen minutes on Thursdays but the rest of the week I don't have a chance to do much. I go to a magnet school so I am loaded with homework everyday. I don't have any friends and the only sibling I have is an 18-year old brother so I don't have anything active that I could do that would be fun at home. I have been trying to tell myself that I'm not over-weight so I shouldn't worry about losing weight so much but that doesn't work and the fact that I eat so much when I get home is a problem. Does anyone have any recommendations to help me not eat so much?

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Sakura - posted on 01/24/2015

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Thanks. It's going to be hard to try to talk to anyone because I am really shy and scared of people because I was bullied when I was in elementary school about my weight (most turned out to be baby fat that I have lost most of.) I don't have any friends because when I had a best friend, she would make fun of me. I find it really hard to talk to my mother about things like this because she tries to help but makes it extremely awkward. I appreciate the effort but it doesn't help. The school counselor scares me for reasons I have yet to figure out. My past may also have an impact on me because when I was 3 or 4 my dad walked out of my life completely. Thanks for the advice. It helped and I will work on trying to muster up the courage to talk with someone.

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