My step daughter, my husband and I have a 6 year history of anorexia. It began when she was 12 years old and the trigger was the marriage of her father and me after he raised her on his own since she was 5. She was hospitalized in Sheppard Pratt. She recovered her weight. Had one relapse when she was 16 and she went to personal therapist and we 3 went to family therapy for some time. After that, she went to the therapist once in a while. During all that time she ate her food at house where I prepared her lunch and dinner and she fixed her breakfast. I always told my husband her breakfast seemed little to me but as she had an acceptable weight in general, he didn’t worry about it. She began to work part time last year and had more independence to eat outside. She graduated high school in May. Now she is 18 and in college, continues working part time, lives at home, has a boyfriend and has even more independence for eating outside. Around 90% of her lunch and dinner are outside. She continues doing her breakfast that I continue to consider is insufficient. Also few times she has prepared her lunch for taking to the college. She is 5 foot 7.5 inches tall. Her goal weight in treatment was 145. Her maximum weight after her recovery was 148 in April 2018. Then it dropped to 135.5 in Dec 18. Now is 136.5. On the weeks that she eats a little more at home she gains some weight, then she loses it the next week when she is not eating as much at home. That has been the tonic. But she hasn’t come back even to 140 since Dec. 18. So her weight loss is definitively related with her independence for picking up her meals. Due to her alleged stomach issues she doesn’t eat: milk, cheese, beans and a few other food that she says that make her produce gas. But she refuses to take Lactaid or other thing for helping with this matter. On a good note she doesn’t have problems to eat fries or some caloric desserts once in a while. Her father and I have told her that she has to increase the amount of food she eats but we haven’t been so successful. She has been consistently eating after her recovery but not the amount we think is healthy for her. Her weight consistently has been between 136 and 138 for most of this year. She has to be prepared to be 100% independent in her meals. She doesn’t have “the voice”, her mood is usually ok and her social life is active. Is this recovery? Please, if anybody can share their thoughts about this topic, we would appreciate it a lot.