Hello Regina, & Welcome.
Like you, I have struggled with depression. It leads to emotional eating, which I am just now getting a handle on. However, even when I was skinny, I still had to be medicated for depression and panic disorder.
I just graduated from undergrad and I am currently a graduate student. In high school, I was not an athlete, but I was always skinny. My top weight in high school was around 135, and I am 5'7". My senior year, I got very, very sick and I had to leave school. I lost an absurd amount of weight because I could not eat due to my illness. My lowest was about 98. When I finally started to feel better, everyone was stuffing me with food. I regained my weight rather quickly...and then some. I felt like I was fat at 140! But, what I wouldn't give to go back to the first time I thought I was fat. lol
Anyway, I am babbling. :P
I don't have to tell you that I have a weight problem now. This is the most I have ever weighed. I have never EVER been successful at a diet. I lost weight and went down to 150 my junior year, but I wasn't even trying. I just moved in with a roommate who was active and liked to cook
That was also a very balanced time in my life. I find that if I work on my depression and anxiety and deal with those issues, a lot of the eating problems get better as a result.
I am glad to see you here. I didn't see it mentioned in your post, but have you spoken to a therapist or counselor? I know many campuses offer free therapy for students. You might want to look into that if you haven't. When you stop emotionally eating even more issues can arise that can be difficult to deal with alone. Of course, your family, friends, and the people on this board will be here for you.
Thank you for posting!