How This Mama Got Her Groove Back!

It is the heart of winter and I am already dreading swim suit season! Loosing weight after LP was born was not as easy as I thought it was going to be. It has been almost three years since my Little Pumpkin entered this world and I have not lost the weight.  So I decided to change things.

Back Story

Before I got married I weighted 180 pounds

Before wedding

September 2009

The winter before my wedding (December of 2009) I decided to look the best I have ever looked for my wedding (I have always been the bigger girl growing up). So I buckled down and started eating right. Whole grain everything, healthy snacks, no pop and one cheat day. Once I got that down I joined a gym. I started working out once a week, after two weeks twice a week, after another two weeks three times a week until I was going four times a week. Through out the day I would find ways to work out. Squats while folding laundry, taking the stairs instead of the elevator things like that.

I lost 40 pounds by doing all of this by my wedding (July 2010)


The week before my wedding July 2009

So I decided I am going to get back to my past glory and get back to the weight I was on my wedding day 140 pounds. I have already switched my diet back to how I should be eating, so now it’s time to start working out.

Things have changed since I lost the weight the first time. I have no free time and I have a kid now. Solution: I quit the gym I was going to once a month and bought an elliptical, a yoga tDVD and “30 Day Shred” with Jillian Michaels DVD.

I have decided to bring you along for my journey and if you would like to join me Comment your progress in the comments on my blog posts and follow my daily routines on my Facebook Page  Letjoy Cloth Diapers.

Happy Work out 🙂


Changing a Prefold Diaper.

When I started cloth diapering Little Pumpkin I thought that prefolds looked complicated, who would have thought that prefolds would end up being my favorite type of cloth diaper to use. This video will show you how to put on a prefold. Staring Little Pumpkin!

Happy Cloth Diapering 🙂

How to Use Cloth Diapers on the Go

This last weekend I met up with a mama that is new to cloth and she asked me if I did cloth on the go. Since my husband and I jumped both feet in with cloth,  I thought of course I use cloth on the go. She then explained how she is so nervous to only depend on cloth on the go. Well  Mamas in cyber land I am here to assure you that Cloth on the go is easy and I am going to tell you everything you need and need to know about.

What you need:

Cloth Diapers (any kind will do although AIO is the easiest to travel with)

Wet Bag


When you are in a public place and need to change your little one, it really isn’t any different changing a cloth diaper then a disposable diaper. The only difference is that instead of throwing the diaper away you put it in a wet bag to be washed later when you get home.

As far as how many you should bring. It depends on your little ones age. Before venturing out with cloth at home pay attention how many diapers on average your little one goes through in an hour. This will help you decide how many diapers your little one will need on your outing. As long as you change your little ones diapers before they get so soaked that they leak you really shouldn’t have to worry about your little one leaking.

If you are going to be out for a whole day I would suggest packing prefolds and a couple covers. I suggest this because you can fit more prefolds in the diaper bag and wet bag then you can AIO, Pocket….ect. I prefer prefolds on the go because they are so easy and I can bring a bunch with, without over stuffing the diaper bag.




Side by side 7 Pockets vs 7 Prefolds










As far as wipes go you can go either disposable or cloth. Hubby and I use to do disposable but then found it easier to do cloth on the go with cloth wipes. but what ever you are most comfortable with is fine.

If you want to pack Prefolds you will need Two covers, prefolds, snappie, wet bag and wipes

For Pockets, AI2 and AIO all you need is wipes, wet bag and the diapers

If you are nervous about using cloth on the go. start out small and safe. a short trip to the target down the street. A trip to grandma and grandpas’ (you know they have disposable in the house). Start there and next time try for something a little more bold, a trip to friends house for a play date, go out to dinner, to the zoo. once you get comfortable using cloth on the go you will not know why you didn’t start sooner.

Happy Cloth Diapering 🙂