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LisafromAustralia
D "Can I ask you something?"
Mum "Yes anything"
D "Can I invite A for Boxing Day lunch"
Mum "Yes, of course you can"
D, Happy smiley face 
I think   in the air

I said you look so happy and she said yes she is! Despite having some "moments", which are more teen than ED, I haven't seen her so content.

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Charlotte_UK
WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW xx
Mother, wife, farmer, C of C and M Productions
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UKMom


Love this!

Our mantra: "Life Stops until you Eat!".  Full recovery is possible; step by step; bite by bite. (D diagnosed at age 15, full w/r obtained one year later, maintained and in full recovery since May 2012)
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IdgieThreadgood7USA
Snoopy dancing! Yay!
"Sometimes you just have to be your own hero"
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Onedayatatime_USA
Not sure what Boxing Day lunch is but doing a dance for ya this morning
Having fun in Tween Land.
DX--11 yrs 5 mons (5/12), WR--12 yrs(12/12)
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WeNWinning
Snoopy dancing along with you.  Hurray!!!
WenWinning (formerly wenlow) - a Mom who has learned patience, determination, empathy, and inner strength to help her young adult daughter gain full remission after over a decade of illness and clinician set inaccurate weights
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Bontoplen_USA
Yea what is boxing day lunch? So happy for you
Bontoplen
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gobsmacked_US
Yay!!!

Boxing Day: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_Day

We don't do it in the US, but I've read so many British novels and watched so many British series that I can't help but know about it.
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trusttheprocessUSA
I love this, thanks for sharing!
Son diagnosed @ 12.5 yrs old with Severe RAN 2/11. Co-morbids - anxiety, Active restriction for 3 months. He stopped eating completely 2x. He needed immediate, aggressive treatment from a provider who specialized in eating disorders, adolescents and males. We got that at Kartini Clinic. WR since 5/11. 2017 getting ready to graduate slipping lost 8lbs. Fighting our way back.
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LisafromAustralia
Boxing Day an English tradition but we celebrate it in Australia. For those who know, The Boxing Day Test match (cricket) in Melbourne is well known especially to the Brits although this year we play the Sri Lankans. Just did the washing and there is some very pretty new bras in the wash, not my size!
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Minx67
Music to your ears. Enjoy boxing day celebrations.
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alwaysvigilantCAN
We have Boxing day as well-food is usually leftover turkey and gravy.

So happy to hear your celebrations will be joyous this year!
5 years in active recovery; With many, many days of full nutrition and closed loopholes, insight, life experiences and brain maturity we are slowly loosening the safety net
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LisafromAustralia
We had a great boxing day. Met D's friend, who seemed a very nice young man. He is an apprentice diesel mechanic and lives at home with his mum and like d an only child. We had a nice lunch (left overs) and then exchanged presents with in-laws too. D and A then went to local shops for some alone time. She had an ice-cream while out and then had her tea later than normal but still ate.
 H and I are on a short holiday without d so I suspect there maybe a visitor for the weekend! All I've done is told her to be careful if you know what I mean
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YahtzeeUSA
That's an awesome update to read!  Hope you and H are enjoying yourselves!!
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SeminarLady
Love it!

Cathy V.
Southern California
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lesleyh_AUS
Thank you for sharing . I can still see that beautiful photograph of your D that you shared with us at the pre Xmas BBQ . I have a big smile on my face. Keep dancing!
“A diamond is a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.” – Unknown
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papyrusUSA
What a lovely post!!!  So happy for you and your daughter.
Papyrus, Philadelphia area
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LisafromAustralia
Had a great break. Drank too much (wine   D enjoyed her time without her parents being around, of course the new man in her life was a visitor.

I brought back some goodies, yogurt covered sultanas, olives, honey (produced at an olive orchard) homemade jams, pickles (made by my sister), home grown tomatoes and nectarines (nieces property).  I tell you those sultanas are not going to last long, D has already tucked into them and she thinks that a spoon might be a good thing for the jam!

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melstevUK
Lisa,

What great posts.  For you and h and for your d.  So glad Christmas and New Year have been so happy for you all!
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt.
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mamabear
HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hooray for love!
Persistent, consistent vigilance!
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