About Me

My name is Carla, and I live in Greenville, SC, aka GreenVegas or #yeahTHATgreenville. I’m 45 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 husband and a former coworker teased my about me 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.

Other Stuff

I’ve been married for 17 years to Danny — comic book geek, assembler of non-assembled furniture, connector of all things technological. Our children are of the four-legged and furry variety. Currently, we have a 10-year-old colorpoint shorthair cat, Loki, and a 1-year-old Cavachon (bichon/Cavalier spaniel) dog, Uly. Oh, and some random neighborhood cats that stare through the sliding glass door at us and sucker us to give them food. Our first born, Domino, was a female shepherd/collie mix who crossed the Rainbow Bridge in July 2014. She will always be our sweetest girl.

Danny the Geek Husband
Loki the Bread Thief
Uly the Piddler
Domino: December 25, 2000-July 28, 2014 Never forgotten… Forever loved


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 August 2017, 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.

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    1. Yes! I saw the link on Facebook to Dr. Tuten’s post. (Yes, twenty years later and I still refer to professors as Dr. Lastname.) I loved all my professors in the English department at CC, so I was excited to read her post and learn that she has a blog!


  1. Just came across your Blog and could really identify with the southern camp in the woods- on camping. Camp Don Lee- Arapahoe, NC. However, I have grown a lifelong habit of camping, but actually prefer my tent to those skanky church camp cabins. I too have battled with depression for many years. Keep talking about it openly, it really helps


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