Yes, freezing those turkey meatballs was a good idea. Ten minutes of preparation result in a restaurant-quality meatball sub.

You have perhaps read my complaints about baby weight? Well, I guess if this is my idea of diet food I better not expect the extra pounds to melt off. I am one of those people who musters up all of my will power to turn down a dessert just one time and then I wonder the next morning why I didn’t lose any weight.

Actually, my new plan is a little something I devised myself called the Rule of Threes. One key facet of this plan is that rules are being altered and added as I see fit. If my plan weren’t such a moving target, I would probably be able to write a great weight loss book and retire. Here is the foundation of my method: eat less calories and burn more calories. The basic science of weight loss almost sounds novel in this day of fasts and zones and blood type diets, doesn’t it?

The Rule of Threes comes in handy to help me keep myself in check. I can have three treats a week, I can drink three alcoholic beverages in a week and I must work out three times a week (ex: an hour of swimming). I know, you probably have a million questions. I do too. I make up answers as they come. For instance, is the sandwich pictured above a treat or just dinner?  Well, it is made with turkey meatballs and I ate salad for lunch so no, it is not a treat. Is hard candy a treat? No, it just satisfies my oral fixation. Do two light beers equal one alcoholic beverage? Sometimes.

If my Rule of Threes weight loss plan were a color it would be gray. And hazy. But, so far it is working out for me. Hoping to debut my new svelte figure by the end of the summer.

Turkey Meatball Subs

Makes 2 sandwiches

2 sub rolls
1 cup of your favorite tomato sauce
8 turkey meatballs
mozzarella cheese
dried oregano (optional)


Preheat oven to 350. Thaw meatballs if they are frozen and put them in the sauce in a sauce pan. Heat until meatballs are warmed through. Cut open the sub roll. Put four meatballs and sauce inside. Top with mozzarella cheese (I like fresh mozzarella). Sprinkle with oregano and bake at 350 to melt the cheese, about 10 minutes.