Today, N is participating in a "wax museum" project at his school. He can tell you all about Hyksos Warriors and their connections to Egypt. For that project, he was required to have a costume. Because image/clothes are sill such a big deal to him (but he is learning to manage it better), he spent probably 7 hours creating a costume for his character. In contrast, he maybe spent 3 or 4 hours on the actual report.
It just demonstrates that the anorexia is still present, but being better managed. He's been getting to school late again, but only 20 minutes on average. He is picking his clothes out the night before, which can take an hour sometimes. He's also fallen behind on some math assignments. I worry that falling behind at all will cause enough stress to bring a relapse. But I didn't want to press the issue, especially yesterday when he really did spend every available moment working on his report (which he has been working on for 30 minutes every day for weeks now).