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Tipping the scales: Many people have put on weight during lockdown

Tipping the scales: Many people have put on weight during lockdown

Tipping the scales: Many people have put on weight during lockdown

I did a brave thing on January 1 this year. I stepped onto the weighing scales. The horror that I had suspected - you often judge by the fit of your clothes - was confirmed. I'd gained a stone over the course of the previous 10 months. Aaargh!

The culprit was entirely obvious: the restrictions imposed by lockdowns and the reduction of movement because of the Covid pandemic. It wasn't my fault, surely, for sitting miserably in the kitchen, feeling sorry for myself and scoffing chocolate? Oh, no.

Anyway, everyone else I knew was in the same boat. We had almost all put on weight over the Covid year, with the annoying exception of my friend Marjorie, who remains a slender size 8 no matter what she eats. We all have one friend like this.


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