Okay, that second question makes this sound like a therapy session, but I was wondering how many of you feel somewhat competitive with your moms, especially since ED's are genetic and we're a lot more likely than most to have moms with eating issues.
My mom is a few inches shorter than me but weighs more than me (though she's not overweight at all) and I get really nervous that she'll get thinner than me or I'll get fatter than her. She lost a lot of weight last year so her current weight is lower than my hw. :/
She tries my clothes on sometimes and talks about wanting to fit into my jeans, and that really freaks me out for some reason. I know it's awful, but it would really bother me if we wore the same size.]
She's made a few comments that allude to her having some disordered eating when she was younger (purging a few times and wanting to lose weight even though she was already nearly underweight) and she talks a lot about how thin she was when she was young.
I hate that I have this competitive side to me. I know I could not have a daughter, at least not while I still have these issues (and given my genetics I don't really want any biological kids at all) because I'm sure I would really mess her up.