I would guess (and it is just a guess) that this is temporary and related to the stressful transition you described. There are few things more draining than being a caretaker for someone you care about who's sick, and the rest of the combo sounds like the total package is more than enough to throw you off for a spell.
You probably should seriously supplement vitamin D. Others here will strongly suggest you get your levels checked, and why not, but honestly you already *know* your levels aren't good enough (SAD), so just start taking it anyway. Here's a link from Cillakat, a well-respected forum member (who does the deep research so not everyone will have to): https://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dztmcwq_204jqp4wpc3 and here's the gist:Listen, personally, I would not worry too much about this unless it persists after life calms down and you're sure it's a diet issue. Nothing wrong with eating more fat in the meanwhile (I consider fat an anti-depressant, myself), but give yourself a little more time. Add some vitamin D, focus on getting some good rest, and do some fun stuff (including jumping rope until you get tangled -- love that image!).☑ testing is the only way to know if optimal D levels are being achieved.....for some though
1,000 IU (25 mcg) per 25 lbs body weight per day is a very reasonable dose of
D3. Consider the following...do you...
→ working indoors midday
→ wearing clothes midday
→ avoiding sun midday (too hot etc)
→ wearing any amount of sunscreen midday
☑ 10,000 IU-50,000 IU vitamin D3 is produced in the skin upon full body exposure
to sunlight......with the average of the studies being about 20,000 IU. However, this
amount decreases as sun exposure continues and adults should not take more than 5000 IU
per day without testing. 10,000 IU produced in skin ≠ 10,000 IU oral dosing.
And congratulations on your successful progress so far!
Hang loose, and have a nice healthy weekend!