If I were a speculator, I’d be thinking hard right now about investing in a weight-loss business like Noom or Weight-Watchers. With all this quarantining at home, I’ve been devoting unprecedented amounts of time to culinary creativity. I’ve also been watching my weight – watching it rise up to forbidden heights. I know I’m not alone. As of this morning there are 5404 members of the new Facebook page, “Kitchenquarantine.” Everyone’s posting these gorgeous food photos, which of course means that everyone’s eating all this gorgeous food. Add to that our limited physical outlets and our days in sweatpants, and who knows how rapidly we’ll all grow over the coming weeks? A reckoning will have to follow, eventually.
My 60th year in 60,000 words
Day 221: 117 words, TOTAL = 36,082; 23,918 remaining
Robin Clifford Wood is a writer and writing teacher. She lives in central Maine with her husband and dogs, loves to be outdoors, and enjoys ever-expanding horizons through her grown children and their multi-species families.