My goodness, girl, get some sleep. You NEED it.
Get a notebook. Start writing down all those thoughts when you're lying there in bed. The next day, cross off what get done. It's something I learned in school--just to keep a running non-dated to-do list....helps with sleep, too!
A portion plan may be just the thing for you.
My chart is at the bottom. If you think it will help, e-mail me and I'll send it to you as a word document.
Servings are as follows:
Grains and starches are anything about 80 calories. 1/2 cup rice, pasta. Oneslice of "regular" bread or a wrap counts for 2 servings.
Milk and Dairy: chiefly this is yogurt and milk. About 100 calories per serving or less.
Protein: Each box represents one ounce.
Friut: about 60 calories or one piece. (A banana counts as two servings. )
Veggies: 25 calories per.
Fat: 45 calories per.
For more on servings, see The Hillbilly housewife: http://healthy.hillbillyhousewife.co...gonabudget.htm
Now that I've typed all that out, I can't imagine this would be any easier than calorie counting, though! It's a whole new system and you really don't need that right now.
What about just writing down everything you eat. Decide all pieces of fruit are 60 calories.
Simplify--and you'll be close.
Which--right now--is good enough--though I know others may disagree.
And for dinner--stock up on Lean cuisine or whatever it is there is out there!
Good luck mt dear. I'm sure once you're through the chaos and out the other side this will have been SO worth it!