A not-quite-friend whom I sometimes hang out with and who used to be diagnosed with anorexia, when I told her that I hate my body with a passion and look like a whale: "No, you don't! Maybe you have a few kilos too many, but you're far from fat!"
I KNOW that she meant it as a good thing, and I know that the people who told me that before (like my mum) also meant it as a good thing. But what I want to hear is more something like "You could gain some right now and you'd still be so skinny! I get how you feel, but don't lose any more, it'd be too much." or... you know. I'm not saying it for attention, but if I do get attention, I'd prefer that kind of it >.<
My grandmother, on the beach: "[This other lady who was at the same camp with us] just saw you and [my mum] come out of the sea, and she thought you were the mum and she was the daughter, because of the difference in your looks!"
and "I know you like chocolate, which kind do you want us to buy/recommend us to buy to your cousins/mum/whatever?"
I don't even know if those are accidental or not. I just know that I've cried and purged and avoided letting her see me in anything even closely revealing, even before I started thinking of my habits as an ED.
And my boyfriend. "Sure, I'll help you out with the diet, but I don't get what you hate so much. I love the curves you have." and, when I told him that I want my thighs to be the size of my calves: "This? That's waaay too tiny." (that was triggering in a kind of good way, though. I can't wait to reach that point.)
He's honest, and kinda chubby himself anyway, and worried about me, but maaaan do comments on my appearance not help.
Oh, and he's the one who cooks and eats way more than me, and makes no-carb and no-sugar foods for me while he doesn't avoid either... and guess which one of us is actually losing weight. fml...