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post #481 of 2321
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Originally Posted by jkwynn View Post

I soooo need something like this right now - along with more hours of sleep lol. Fingers crossed!

Same! I really am going to need these during finals so I'm hoping they end up in my box.

post #482 of 2321
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Originally Posted by chelsealynn View Post

i hope i don't get them.  i hate how masks and stuff like that feel on my face.  if i do get them i'll probably just trade them.

I hate the way they feel too. Cold and slimy!

post #483 of 2321
Oo..I'll take them!
post #484 of 2321

I'll take about 6 packs of those please. The sleep that I've been getting lately is almost non-existent 

post #485 of 2321
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

Slightly off topic, but I'm so excited! I got engaged this weekend! :D

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Ah..CONGRATS! What a wonderful way to finish the year. :)

post #486 of 2321
I wouldn't mind trying them either. I probably wouldn't go out and buy them but would try them out if I received them in my box.. which is supposedly the entire purpose of these boxes right!
post #487 of 2321
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Originally Posted by kawaiimeows View Post

Same! I really am going to need these during finals so I'm hoping they end up in my box.


Me too! First year college student and finals are stressing me out, so I hope I get them too.

post #488 of 2321

Thank you everyone!! :D

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Originally Posted by ChattyChelle View Post

Ah..CONGRATS! What a wonderful way to finish the year. :)

 

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Originally Posted by msdollfaced View Post

 

Many Congratulations!! inlove.gif

 

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Originally Posted by MollyC2153 View Post

Mazel tov!!!

Hiiii! I excel at avoiding my schoolwork by coming on here!

 

I'd like to second the "stop sending me boy stuff" thing. It just (as my other BB subscribing friend said) reminds me that I'm single!

post #489 of 2321

I feel sort of bratty for thinking this, but I don't see anything of interest in the Birchbox store that's new, other than the travel atomizers that they just put in (but I've been them at Ulta for ten dollars, and the Birchbox store has them for $17...). Maybe I'm just being a negative Nancy because I'm really stressed about finals and my vacation next month. 

post #490 of 2321

BTW, I know some people were still looking for the chocopods from Chuao.  They are back in stock again tonight.  I swear earlier this evening they were out of stock and I just checked again on a whim and snagged a few!

post #491 of 2321

I really wouldn't be impressed with getting holiday dish soap.

post #492 of 2321
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

Thank you everyone!! :D

 

 

tell us ur engagement story :)

post #493 of 2321
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Originally Posted by reet View Post

So this exact thing happened to me. I accidently claimed the gift sub while still logged in, and what happens is that you will get the gift sub through this main account, but you will only get the one box. I think you will probably receive a Welcome box, and then after the gift sub is over, your normal monthly sub will resume. This is what CS told me when I emailed them. I'm on my last month for my gift sub. You will still get to review and get points and all, and everything shows up under your box history.

I hope this didn't happen to me because I claimed the gift sub on my moms behalf...and was charged for it...and on December 1st I was charged for my own box. I should, therefore, be getting 2 right?

I emailed them to make sure because I'd be upset haha
post #494 of 2321
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Originally Posted by heartsandwhimsy View Post


I received a double sided model co from GB in October (one side was lipstick and the other side a gloss). I thought it looked cheap and cheesy because of the stupid mirror but i LOVED it. I happen to really like the smell though, mine smelled like strawberries. I can't remember the last time I used up a gloss.. its literally been years if I ever have actually used one up and mine is almost completely empty already.

I just got my Model Co in striptease last month in Beauty Box 5 and i LOVED it Im hopeing to get the Model co in the red color since i already have a soft pink but i know this is a gloss ill probly use up and i dont have that many either that ive completed a tube

post #495 of 2321

I hope I get the eye gels in my December box. My eyes could definitely use some extra help this holiday season lol :)

post #496 of 2321

I really hope I get the CC cream... I have several BB creams, but I've never tried a CC cream, so I'd like to see if it's any different, plus this one has SPF which is always great!

The Mary Lou-manizer would be nice too, since I haven't gotten it yet!

post #497 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Eva Papoutsi View Post

I really hope I get the CC cream... I have several BB creams, but I've never tried a CC cream, so I'd like to see if it's any different, plus this one has SPF which is always great!

The Mary Lou-manizer would be nice too, since I haven't gotten it yet!

 

I'd also love to try a CC cream! Still searching for my HG bb/cc 

post #498 of 2321
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Originally Posted by JimmyJazz View Post

tell us ur engagement story smile.gif
So, Tom (my fiancé) a couple years ago asked me to be his girlfriend at a park called Papago Park in AZ. So Friday night he wanted to have a date night there and we went and waited until everyone else left at sunset and asked me there! biggrin.gif Then he surprised me by creating and planning an engagement party dinner with family and friends! It was fabulous! biggrin.gif
post #499 of 2321

I once got a sample of CC cream and I did like it a lot actually. I do think it's worth it, maybe even a bit more than BB creams. Or maybe I'm just biased:)

post #500 of 2321
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Originally Posted by mysticninja View Post

"I don't want to cause any controversy, but as a registered dietitian I feel obligated to say something. I'm glad that you guys are finding weight loss strategies that work for you, but super low carb diets are really not the answer because your brain uses carbs as fuel. Once you cut out carbs, your brain starts running on protein and fat. It's kinda like letting your car run on an empty gas tank. It can cause serious health issues in the long term. I would highly recommend that you talk with a registered dietitian in your area about other more sustainable weight loss strategies.

Besides, I think we all want to focus on the beauty goodies in this month's birchbox."

 

 

 

 

I heart.gifheart.gifheart.gif this, lolas.  wub.gif
 

You are absolutely WRONG. You are regurgitating the lies that have been eating us into obesity. 

 

It's called a diet for a reason, to lose weight, and to lose weight you need to burn fat. Carbs are a relatively new addition to the human diet, so sayign we need carbs for brain function is absolutely wrong. Humans ate meat and vegetables for hundreds of thousands of years, no carbs, and now that carbs are the majority of human diets, people are fat, really fat. By training your body to use fat stores as its main energy and eating calorie negative, you lose weight at a much quicker pace than if you ate caloric negative only.

 

Its like religion, there are many different beliefs, and all of them have "evidence", my doctor said my vitals have made a big improvement since cutting out the majority of carbs and all sugars. (Yes veggies have carbs, they are mostly insoluble, so it negates the carb)

 

Restricted carb diets have worked amazingly for everybody I know who tried it and stuck with it, losing 30-40+lbs in a matter of months. Obviously once you get to your target weight diet needs to be switched to a maintainence diet, but it seriously works wonders. 

 

It is espescially good for people like me who are apple shaped, and carry all excess weight in fat in the midsection, I look so toned its ridiculous. nothing hangs over or bulges out. 

 

I totally reccomend anybody to try it. If I can maintain above average grades at the most rigorous public university while on keto, you can to. my brain is perfectly healthy, and I am full of energy (though not so much this second, as I have caught my apartments cold or whatever virus it is)

post #501 of 2321
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Originally Posted by gypsiemagic View Post

You are absolutely WRONG. You are regurgitating the lies that have been eating us into obesity. 

 

It's called a diet for a reason, to lose weight, and to lose weight you need to burn fat. Carbs are a relatively new addition to the human diet, so sayign we need carbs for brain function is absolutely wrong. Humans ate meat and vegetables for hundreds of thousands of years, no carbs, and now that carbs are the majority of human diets, people are fat, really fat. By training your body to use fat stores as its main energy and eating calorie negative, you lose weight at a much quicker pace than if you ate caloric negative only.

 

Its like religion, there are many different beliefs, and all of them have "evidence", my doctor said my vitals have made a big improvement since cutting out the majority of carbs and all sugars. (Yes veggies have carbs, they are mostly insoluble, so it negates the carb)

 

Restricted carb diets have worked amazingly for everybody I know who tried it and stuck with it, losing 30-40+lbs in a matter of months. Obviously once you get to your target weight diet needs to be switched to a maintainence diet, but it seriously works wonders. 

 

It is espescially good for people like me who are apple shaped, and carry all excess weight in fat in the midsection, I look so toned its ridiculous. nothing hangs over or bulges out. 

 

I totally reccomend anybody to try it. If I can maintain above average grades at the most rigorous public university while on keto, you can to. my brain is perfectly healthy, and I am full of energy (though not so much this second, as I have caught my apartments cold or whatever virus it is)


That's great that you go to a good school, get good grades and are becoming an expert in what you are majoring in. I got my Master's in nutrition from one of the top ten schools in the nation in this field, so I am considered an expert in nutrition. Humans have been eating carbs in the form of vegetables and fruits for quite some time. The "insoluble" carbs you mention is fiber and it does count as a carb.

 

I really wanted to avoid this argument, but here are my main points:

 

1 - People are individuals and so their diets should be individualized. For the most part people do that. When they go on fad diets such as the keto diet, it is often unsustainable because it differs so drastically from what they normally eat. A dietitian or other health professional can help someone make small changes over time that last. Dropping 30 lbs in a matter of months is great, but not when you gain it back in a few more months. What is awesome is see a client keep off 160+lbs for more than 4 years due to small changes made over time.

 The best part is that they don't have to cut back on yummy foods like cupcakes and cookies.

 

2 - The keto diet was designed to decrease epileptic symptoms in children, not for weight loss. It is contraindicated in all others. In all others it has the potential to cause hypoglycemia, coma and death. If this diet works for you, fine, keep on doing it. I would just ask that you do not recommend it to others without prior medical consultation.

 

3 - Your reddit site that you get all your info from is essentially a forum. I get my nutrition information from textbooks, published journals and other reputable academic sources, so I really don't appreciate being called a liar. I can get academic evidence to back up all my points if you would like.

 

If you want to continue this conversation, PM me and we can continue.

 

However, I would like to get back to the purpose of this forum. I would love to get the eye gels in my box. All the other items in the sneak peek are just meh for me. No more perfume samples...I can't wear them to work and most smell like my grandma...

post #502 of 2321
Thread Starter 

*blink* How did this go from a discussion of Birchbox December items to diets? wassatt.gif

post #503 of 2321
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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

*blink* How did this go from a discussion of Birchbox December items to diets? wassatt.gif

 

The same way it always gets from Birchbox to something way out of left field. Box spoilers are out on Monday, so we're not too far away from going back to the original topic.

post #504 of 2321

I personally prefer the 'Raging Case of Bronchitis' diet that I have been on for a month. I find that the non stop coughing and hacking makes me super nauseous, so I can't eat.... I lost 10 lbs WooHoo! 

post #505 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Scooby384 View Post

I personally prefer the 'Raging Case of Bronchitis' diet that I have been on for a month. I find that the non stop coughing and hacking makes me super nauseous, so I can't eat.... I lost 10 lbs WooHoo! 


Your abs are probably in great shape from the workout, too!

 

=(  Feel better.

post #506 of 2321
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Originally Posted by Scooby384 View Post

I personally prefer the 'Raging Case of Bronchitis' diet that I have been on for a month. I find that the non stop coughing and hacking makes me super nauseous, so I can't eat.... I lost 10 lbs WooHoo! 

Sorry. Hope you feel better soon.
post #507 of 2321
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Originally Posted by lolas View Post


That's great that you go to a good school, get good grades and are becoming an expert in what you are majoring in. I got my Master's in nutrition from one of the top ten schools in the nation in this field, so I am considered an expert in nutrition. Humans have been eating carbs in the form of vegetables and fruits for quite some time. The "insoluble" carbs you mention is fiber and it does count as a carb.

 

I really wanted to avoid this argument, but here are my main points:

 

1 - People are individuals and so their diets should be individualized. For the most part people do that. When they go on fad diets such as the keto diet, it is often unsustainable because it differs so drastically from what they normally eat. A dietitian or other health professional can help someone make small changes over time that last. Dropping 30 lbs in a matter of months is great, but not when you gain it back in a few more months. What is awesome is see a client keep off 160+lbs for more than 4 years due to small changes made over time.

 The best part is that they don't have to cut back on yummy foods like cupcakes and cookies.

 

2 - The keto diet was designed to decrease epileptic symptoms in children, not for weight loss. It is contraindicated in all others. In all others it has the potential to cause hypoglycemia, coma and death. If this diet works for you, fine, keep on doing it. I would just ask that you do not recommend it to others without prior medical consultation.

 

3 - Your reddit site that you get all your info from is essentially a forum. I get my nutrition information from textbooks, published journals and other reputable academic sources, so I really don't appreciate being called a liar. I can get academic evidence to back up all my points if you would like.

 

If you want to continue this conversation, PM me and we can continue.

 

However, I would like to get back to the purpose of this forum. I would love to get the eye gels in my box. All the other items in the sneak peek are just meh for me. No more perfume samples...I can't wear them to work and most smell like my grandma...

As much as I hate to get involved. I feel the need to add my two cents. I completely agree with everything that you've said, I've been overweight pretty much all my life (I have an endocrine disorder). I know for a fact that "diets" no matter which, are never the answer and they don't work, not long term anyways. The only way to lose weight and keep it off long term is making small lifestyle choices over time. I used to be a dieter, cutting out this and that cold turkey and it NEVER worked and I never lost weight. Once I started keeping everything that I normally ate but making small substitutions, then and only then did I start seeing results. I also agree that not everything works for everyone, you have to find what works for you. If diets happen to work then that's great, but that isn't the solution for the majority of the population, for people trying to lose serious weight or for people that have an illness or disorder, "dieting" for years or even their entire life is just not ideal nor realistic which is where lifestyle choices come into play. 

 

With that being said, let's see some more spoilers Birchbox!! 

post #508 of 2321
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Originally Posted by peridotcricket View Post


Sorry. Hope you feel better soon.
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Originally Posted by mellee View Post


Your abs are probably in great shape from the workout, too!

 

=(  Feel better.

 

Aww thanks guys! I was trying to be funny, but it's actually not very funny lol. It's been HELL! And I don't have health insurance, so several dr visits, and several prescriptions later and I'm in the hole a bit. I need some spoiler box pics to give me a little pick me up! 

post #509 of 2321
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Originally Posted by lolas View Post


That's great that you go to a good school, get good grades and are becoming an expert in what you are majoring in. I got my Master's in nutrition from one of the top ten schools in the nation in this field, so I am considered an expert in nutrition. Humans have been eating carbs in the form of vegetables and fruits for quite some time. The "insoluble" carbs you mention is fiber and it does count as a carb.

 

I really wanted to avoid this argument, but here are my main points:

 

1 - People are individuals and so their diets should be individualized. For the most part people do that. When they go on fad diets such as the keto diet, it is often unsustainable because it differs so drastically from what they normally eat. A dietitian or other health professional can help someone make small changes over time that last. Dropping 30 lbs in a matter of months is great, but not when you gain it back in a few more months. What is awesome is see a client keep off 160+lbs for more than 4 years due to small changes made over time.

 The best part is that they don't have to cut back on yummy foods like cupcakes and cookies.

 

2 - The keto diet was designed to decrease epileptic symptoms in children, not for weight loss. It is contraindicated in all others. In all others it has the potential to cause hypoglycemia, coma and death. If this diet works for you, fine, keep on doing it. I would just ask that you do not recommend it to others without prior medical consultation.

 

3 - Your reddit site that you get all your info from is essentially a forum. I get my nutrition information from textbooks, published journals and other reputable academic sources, so I really don't appreciate being called a liar. I can get academic evidence to back up all my points if you would like.

 

If you want to continue this conversation, PM me and we can continue.

 

However, I would like to get back to the purpose of this forum. I would love to get the eye gels in my box. All the other items in the sneak peek are just meh for me. No more perfume samples...I can't wear them to work and most smell like my grandma...

This is a forum, I can share my experiences and recommend them to whoever I want. Thanks.

 

I can tell you now its most certainly healthier than what I was doing, maybe its not the perfect diet, but it damn sure works.

 

There are people who get masters and Phd's in Religion and Theology, doesn't mean it's not a crock of bullshit to a lot of people

And let me know if you are a fortune teller and can see in to my future and tell me I will gain it all back, I am quite intrigued they taught you that in school.

I haven't gained anything back, its been steady and consistent on track with what most sources state as a healthy weekly weight loss, 2ish lbs.

 

There are so many schools of thought on diet and I spent an entire month researching through my school's online journal database for all sorts of information surrounding low carb diets, no red flags were raised. I have friends who used it to lose a significant amount of weight and three years later look amazing, because once the weight is off, they adjusted to a more normal diet and incorporated exercise and are totally healthy

 

What I have gotten out of it the most is a complete eradication of my snacking habit. I was a grazer, always snacking when I was bored. I have literally no desire to snack at all now. It really changed the way I look at eating, I read the nutritional information on everything. And as for being drastically different, its not, it's drastically more delicious. bread, and pasta and potatoes are so gross and bland, when I can have a seasoned chicken breast and asparagus and bacon. yum yum yum. 

 

But yea, you felt the need to preach, so I will come back to this post in a year and let you know what happens. :) 

post #510 of 2321
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Originally Posted by msdollfaced View Post

As much as I hate to get involved. I feel the need to add my two cents. I completely agree with everything that you've said, I've been overweight pretty much all my life (I have an endocrine disorder). I know for a fact that "diets" no matter which, are never the answer and they don't work, not long term anyways. The only way to lose weight and keep it off long term is making small lifestyle choices over time. I used to be a dieter, cutting out this and that cold turkey and it NEVER worked and I never lost weight. Once I started keeping everything that I normally ate but making small substitutions, then and only then did I start seeing results. I also agree that not everything works for everyone, you have to find what works for you. If diets happen to work then that's great, but that isn't the solution for the majority of the population, for people trying to lose serious weight or for people that have an illness or disorder, "dieting" for years or even their entire life is just not ideal nor realistic which is where lifestyle choices come into play. 

 

With that being said, let's see some more spoilers Birchbox!! 

This is why eating low carb has worked for me! It's a lifestyle change and not a diet, I don't even think about it most days (it only requires a bit of thought when we get asked out to a restaurant by friends) I think when you are no longer constantly thinking about it, that it has really stuck :) 

 

People on unrealistic diets fail. 900 calories and you are going to be hungry. eat only soup, you are going to pee a lot and be hungry. Its about finding a healthy balance while achieving the weight loss you want. Keto is nowhere near unrealistic. You can eat unlimited animal products, some cheese leafy greens and veggies, there are so many options, and as a salad lover, all it takes is removing crutons and getting low carb dressing. Want to go to in-n-out.. order it lettuce wrapped. There are tiny substitutions that make it really easy to follow. 

 

Pretty much everybody who eats this way loses a considerable amount of weight and keep it off. Its been proven in peer reviewed scientific journals that low carb is more effective than low fat or low calorie. 

 

I am interested to hear what worked for you, I am always looking for new tips for healthy living.

 

Also I am interested to hear what she would reccomend to people looking to drop a few sizes, she didn't offer any but I'm sure she has good tips too.

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