Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Operation Red Bikini...

Happy Almost New Year!  A new year brings new resolutions; this year I've decided to use My Sista From Anotha Mista, Kassie's Operation Red Bikini as my new year's resolution. 


Kassie and Leigh Ann are hosting "Operation Red Bikini" or ORB which is a personal fit challenge, each individual chooses their own goal, documents their progress and then on May 31st 2013 - everyone will link up and share their stories and results.  From there the participants will vote on the most inspirational/successful journey and of course the winner is going to win lots of cool swag!  Click HERE for all the deets then join in and challenge yourself, while supporting other wonderful women!
L - Darci ... R - Kassie
Total Twinks!

A couple months back I laid out a few general goals for myself as I work to shed the baby weight, get fit and be healthy!  You can read that post HERE; As of this morning I weighed in at 174.0 pounds - 5.4 pounds lost since that original post 2 months ago (starting at 179.4) - definitely not great progress, but at least I'm off the steady gaining train I had been on since Bean was born!

I decided to split my ORB goal(s) into phases, I tend to fall off the weight loss wagon if I don't have frequent goals to keep myself accountable!  So let's get to it, introducing Darci's ORB Journey!

Phase 1
My original goal was to lose 20 pounds by Bean's 1st Birthday, but I changed it to my Dirrrty 30 to keep the focus on me - because I'm an attention whore...sue me!  Basically, if I can get anywhere in the 150's by this date I will consider it a success!

Phase 2 
My BFF, Julie's Bachelorette Party is going to be the day before St. Patrick's Day in KC at P&L.  Seeing as though I have body dysmorphia - I ordered the little green and white napkin dress above.  Phase 2 consists of me actually wearing this dress to the party... FML!

Phase 3
I will be spending 7 nights, 8 days at the resort shown in the above photos...Phase 3 requires me to wear both of the swimsuits below during this vacation AND provide photographic evidence!  Yes, I have already purchased and received both of these suits - they are currently hiding on the floor in the back of my closet.

Phase 4
This is the Grand Finale ladies!  In the end I won't focus on the total pounds lost and the 45 pounds is an ultimate weight loss goal.  Losing 45 pounds would put me right around 135 pounds, I have always felt comfortable around 140-145 pounds.  In the end I really will be focused on how I feel - am I still uncomfortable? am I still hiding from the camera? am I still avoiding taking my kids to the swimming pool?  am I still completely opposed to wearing shorts?  OR am I proud to do all of these things? 
There you have it Hookstars!
Are you participating in ORB?  If so, leave me a link to your blog in a comment!  I love following other stories that relate to my own and I think it's a great way to motivate each other and keep your eye on the prize!
One last thing... guess who gets to hang out with the one and only Holly Stanfield tomorrow?  That's right, this girl!  Be jealous!  I'm sure we'll be Instagramming like middle school girls at their first co-ed dance!  You have been warned!



  1. Wow! We have almost exact same goals, crazy! I want to be around 150 by my 30th (2/1) but ultimately loose around 45 pounds. I am also doing operation red bikini but my bikini is a pair of jeans, I LOVE jeans, but haven't worn them much since putting on the weight. I even weighed in right around the same weight today at 172. Weird. I am loving following your blog. Mine is

    I haven't gotten my ORB post up yet but I did finally take a picture of the jeans today so hopefully tomorrow that will happen.

    Have fun with Holly!

  2. First off, totes jealous that you get to spend my one year wedding anniversary in Cancun! lol convincing hubby to take me somewhere tropical during the summer. Second, I am so pumped you are participating and I love how you broke it up into different phases, very clever! Third, I def think we were switched at birth.

  3. I'm working on my ORB goals right now and I need to get a post up about it. I would love to lose about 15-20 more lbs, but ultimately just want to have more tone and less flab.

    Good luck on your goals! I'm getting signed up for the Groundhog Day 10K so I'll get to see you there. Have fun with Holly today!

  4. I need to post about ORB too, but I can't find a bathing suit I like!! Ahh!! And totally jealous about your trip!!! Puts my going to Vegas to shame. ;)

  5. Way to plan it all out girlfriend! I am working on a new years resolution list that looks quite similiar....minus the amazing vacation. We got this!!

  6. You have to tell me where you got both bathing suits at!!! Especially the pink one! I think I want to wear sexyfied one peices from now on. Yes, I'm on a weight loss journey and trying to get to {at least} 140 for summer...but my tummy tum-tum has and always will be flabby. So it's just best to NOT rock a bikini! And, you can follow my journey at

  7. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! You go girl ~ and when is this Dirty 30 party. I am in... LOL

  8. Where is that second monokini from? I've been wanting one like that but am scared to death of how I will look on it. I'm thinking about doing the weight loss challenge!!

  9. Those bathing suits are so cute! Aaaand I'm super jealous that you get to hang out with Holly again...

  10. Hi Darci! New follower! Hope that you and Holly had fun today!

  11. I love the phases. I am stealing that idea. I love the swimsuit choices. The one on the right is super sexy!

  12. I'm doing ORB, too! My goal is 50 lbs in 5 months, and to rock a one-piece this summer. I love the idea of breaking it up into phases!

  13. Here's a link to my blog:

    My goal is to get in a bikini as well. I haven't purchased said bikini yet...but I have a mini goal to fit in my size 6 capris that I haven't worn in about 6 years. Totally nervous but also think a mini goal will help keep me accountable.

  14. My goals is to be able to wear a size 10 by May 31st. I need to purchase an item of clothing to help motivate me! Glad to find another person on the fit and healthy train! I am down almost 50 lbs. right now.

    My blog is at:

  15. Just wanted to let you know I have been reading your blog all morning and dying out laughing! You crack me up... especially with the in-law post! I wish I could be this honest on my blog, but I have WAY TOO MANY "close family/friend" readers... Maybe I should start a private blog to get it all out!haha

    Going to catch up some more!

  16. I love those swimsuits!! I am joining ORB :) I finally put my post up!