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The second reason is that I usually don’t have time to make breakfast, and I can’t afford to buy breakfast every morning. My mornings are very hectic. We start at 5:30 am, and I spend most of my time trying to get my 2 older kids out of bed, and getting the 2-year-old to work with me is a whole other adventure. Nonetheless we are out the door and on the way to day care by 6:55 am and this puts me at my office by 8:00 am on those mornings when I am not late. (smile) NUTRITIONALLY CHALLENGED My lunch is usually at 12:30 pm. I don’t eat anything in between breakfast and lunch because I’m busy at work, so when lunch time comes around I usually have leftovers from dinner the night before. Leftover are economical. I am a spoiled woman. Usually dinner is prepared and served by my better half, my husband Julio. On this particular day he made simple pasta with a beef spaghetti sauce, garlic bread and Community Coffee Diet Green Tea. In case you’re wondering if I do whole wheat, gluten free, etc…etc…etc… NO, I don’t do any of that. It wasn’t until I left for college that I started eating anything other than a diet high in re-fried pinto beans and eggs, sometimes potatoes, and almost always tortillas and chile. So, I’m fairly clueless about nutrition, gluten, etc. Since, I don’t prepare the meals, I don’t know the size of the portions either. I had a bowl of spaghetti and some bread, served by my husband. So today for lunch, I have a smaller container of spaghetti with meat sauce and another piece of bread.