Diet and exercise resolutions: Because my Hershey Bar cake consumption needs a run for its money

Published 8:20 pm Saturday, December 30, 2023

Topping the New Year resolutions are diet and exercise, and my guess is it is due in part to counter act the gluttony that occurs during the holidays.

At least that’s why I have it on my list because for the past month, I have completely thrown self-control out the window and have eaten like there is no tomorrow. I have said yes to every delectable morsal set before me whether it be around a cocktail table, a dinner table, or in the kitchen where I worked to prepare food for the family.

The worst culprit has been the Hershey Bar cake I baked.

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It has been years since I pulled out this old recipe and for the life of me, I don’t know why I decided to bake it up this year, especially since I know how I act when it is sitting in the house.

Being my favorite cake to eat, I know I can get pretty greedy when someone other than myself hacks off a heaping serving. I mean I’m like a rabid dog, viciously barking at them for taking such a selfish slice.

One night I was so horrible to hubby for cutting a big piece, he opted for the pecan pie the next night.

And when my son and daughter-in-law came to visit, I offered up the cake after our meal, but to my delight, they said they really didn’t like cake.

I hate to admit it, but I felt a deep sigh of relief flow through my body.

Unfortunately, there is something else happening with my body.

After consuming nearly, the whole cake on my own, I noticed the numbers on the bathroom scales have increased when I stand on them.

But since New Year’s Day is almost upon us, I have decided not to worry quite yet. As I said earlier, the plan is to cut back on calories and add a few more walks in the park when the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31.

However, until then, I plan to enjoy that last slice of the Hershey Bar cake.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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