My name is Carla, and I live in Greenville, SC, aka GreenVegas or #yeahTHATgreenville. I’m 46 years old and this blog is 12 years old. I have no idea how those two things happened.
Why “Sappy Chick”?
I started the blog in 2005 because I wanted more of an outlet for writing, which I wasn’t getting at my job at the time. I chose the name “Sappy Chick’s Ramblings” because my then-husband and a coworker teased me about my taste in music. Eventually, I dropped the “Ramblings” because it’s pretty obvious that I ramble on this site.
I’ve talked about a lot of things over the past 12 years. For quite a while, I posted my writing prompts and occasional diatribes. Those posts are here, but I don’t like to go visit too many of them. It’s like thinking about your ex, wrinkling your nose, and asking, “What the hell did I see in him/her?” If you ever think you haven’t changed, just go back and read thoughts you wrote ten years ago. *shudder*
Recently, I have restarted a push toward a healthy lifestyle change that I made in 2014 when I lost almost 40 pounds, and instead of starting a separate blog, I’ve decided to include that journey.
I work full-time overseeing digital copy for an ad agency, in addition to taking on occasional freelance assignments. I was married for 19 years, and then my husband left. He took the cat, and I took the dog — a 2-year-old Cavachon (bichon/Cavalier spaniel) dog, Uly. Domino was the first born, a female shepherd/collie mix who crossed the Rainbow Bridge in July 2014. She will always be the sweetest girl.
In regards to my weight loss journey, I am no medical expert. I see a medical professional, and I encourage you to seek your own. This blog is not meant to substitute for any medical advice. This story is my own weight management story, and I am not trying to persuade anyone to follow the regimen I use. You should always consult with your doctor before beginning any weight loss or exercise program and never rely on information from this or any website run by a non-medical professional, including this one. In other words, you do you.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are mine alone. As of March 2018, I do not make any money from this site. While I am open to receiving compensation in the forms of free products to review or sponsored posts, I will always let you know if any content is paid or sponsored. I will also always give honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on any topics or products discussed in sponsored content.