Hi, Ben here, and I’m embarking on a mission to not be fat when I turn 42. To do that I’ve partnered with Profile by Sanford and I want to take you with me on my journey.

Here we go, the Super Bowl of food is upon us. The World Series of binging. The Stanly Cup of calories. The, whatever you call the NBA championship, of gravy covered goodies. Thanksgiving.

You know, I'm not all that worried about Thanksgiving. Mostly because I've been talking about it for a month now. Both with my Profile coach and my wife. Talking and planing, two things that I have discovered that the lack of contributed to my current rotund reality.

I've been talking about going into the holiday keeping my Profile p;an at the top of my mind. Talking about what we're going to make at home. Talking about how the day is about our family, not really about food. If it's potatoes or whipped cauliflower is not the point. It's taking a day to be grateful for all that we have been blessed with.

I've been planing for the holiday. Planing a scaled-down menu. I will be celebrating at home with my wife and our two children. So it's already a small event. But, I'm thinking about leftovers, we don't need all that much. If there isn't a big bowl of potatoes in the fridge on Saturday, I won't feel like I should eat them. Same with the stuffing. A smaller batch means it's all gone at the end of the day. We're planing on more vegetables, like a veggie try sitting out all day to encourage better snacking while we put up the Christmas decorations.

We're also trying a couple new things courtesy of Profile. Like that whipped cauliflower I was talking about. Based on past experience, I think we all will fall in love with Garlic Herb Mashed Cauliflower. And, I'll be finishing up the day with this Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate.

As I've learned over and over during this journey, if I focus and don't let old habits takeover, I will make it through the day just fine. So turkey, lots of vegetables and a special day with my loved ones. That's Thanksgiving.

Now here's a pic of a dog dress as a turkey:

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