Lydia Cotton lives in North Charleston.
First thing is really strong, Spanish coffee. It’s not cappuccino. It’s stronger than that. That was at about 8 a.m.
After that, I didn’t eat anything until 11 a.m. I had a small ham and cheese sandwich.
Around 3 p.m., I had a green salad with Caesar dressing and vegetables like tomatoes, little bitty carrots and broccoli. I drank water; I try not to drink soda.
In the evening, it was like 8 p.m., I had rice, black beans and ropa vieja. I’m from Puerto Rico, but the person who made the food is from Cuba. It’s a friend of mine I was visiting. We drank water and walnut chocolate milk. But we didn’t go to the sweets portion; I try to keep it healthy.
As told to Hanna Raskin