A while back I bought the Jillian Micheals 30 Day Shred DVD. HOLY CRAP ON TOAST!!! She says you can drop up to 20 pounds in 30 days. You know how??? She nearly kills you in every workout, that's how!! I just did the first one tonight and I'm not sure how long it's going to take me to pull myself off my livingroom floor. It's quite cozy down here, I just may sleep right here were I collapsed. The workout uses hand weights. Holy cow am I glad I went with the 3 pounders instead of the 5s!!