All things being equal....
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
I’ve been thinking of my Mom a lot lately.
I guess it was back in the late 70’s when artificial sweeteners were first gaining popularity. We were discussing the mathematics of weight loss.
Mom: So if I just use this stuff instead of sugar in my tea, I’ll save about 80 calories a day. All things being equal, I’ll melt off 8 pounds a year with no effort at all.
I did my own calculations.
Me: Hey, Mom, That sounds pretty dangerous.
Me: Because all things being equal, you’ll melt completely away within 25 years.
My mother did use artificial sweeteners in her tea for the rest of her life. She did not melt off 8 pounds a year, though. For the rest of her life, any time either of us needed a laugh the other would say “All things being equal….”
Miss you, Mom.