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It sounds like she is doing really well. The most important thing is that she is doing things that you would be expecting her to do if she had not been sick, so going out, eating and drinking as is normal for her and your family. If that is what is happening then just watching seems to be appropriate, I suspect you will worry for some years to come. Even though she is a young adult you would expect some slight weight gain into her early 20's - generally levels out at around 22 for girls. Well done. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Initially weight restored 2012. Relapse and continuously edging towards recovery. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
My question is right now do I just watch her state of mind?  If it is good and she's maintaining weight do I sit back and enjoy her and not worry?  So hard to do that as a parent.  

I would go for state and mood and TRY not to worry any more but I am sure it is hard to stop that now 😁
It will get better by time. The more time goes by without seeing a relapse you calm down more and relax more.
But yes, hard to do as an ED parent!
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  It is with an immense amount of gratitude for all of you and your virtual support that we are where we are on our journey!  Hugs to those of you who were like we were at this time last year, still in the trenches!  Praying for all of you!
Yes, Happy Thanksgiving to all out there who celebrate that today from me too!
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.