Unfortunately, my immune system seems to be weakened. I had one illness after another. Then we left for a month of vacation, and I felt great. On the drive back, I got sick again. There most be something about this part of the country that I react to in a negative way. Despite everything, my weight is stable. Today I started the diet again, with a few modifications suggested by my doctor. Hopefully I will begin losing weight again at a slow but fairly steady rate.