Y'all notice I changed the title?
Everyone should feel free to do workouts other than Jillian Michaels' stuff. It was a great place to start for me and I'm glad others have joined in and have branched out a bit. I think keeping variety in our workouts is key to not only challenging your muscles, but keeping yourself motivated.
I am psyched because so far I have lost 6.4 pounds. It's a slow and steady journey but I know once I get down to my goal weight it will be a cinch to maintain. I'm eating 1700 calories per day and working out 4 to 6 days per week and feel great. I've been able to buy smaller band sizes on my bras, wearing smaller jeans sizes, and wearing shorts I wore last summer even though I weighed fewer pounds then so I know I've lost inches as well.
My routine is concentrated on weights now, which I do M-W-F, and I do a cardio workout on Saturday, usually JM Banish Fat Boost Metabolism or a step aerobics routine. Tuesday and Thursday I do a short 20 to 30 minute session on my Pilates reformer.
Even though I haven't posted on this thread in a while, I do check in regularly and I read all your updates. I haven't forgotten about you guys! I'm cheering you on from the sidelines. Go team!!!