One of the many cool abilities in Mabinogi is the ability to become a rotund pack of uselessness. And, after eating too much food and not using enough muscle, my lil character gained plenty of weight. I didn't even notice until my actual shoes started to deform under my bulk. Strangely enough, it was mainly my lower body that gained the weight, and supposedly you can gain weight in different areas of your body.
I went on a strict fruit-only diet, and did plenty of exercise in the form of hitting trees with my bare fists and mining.
And although I think I was losing weight, the prom was coming up soon and I knew I would never fit into that dress in time! (Ok, no prom, but still.)
I asked for tips in game, searched for good diet ideas, and was astounded at the real life similarities between dieting in-game and dieting in real life. Essentially, everyone has a different idea, and most of them were usually followed by "Well, it worked for, at least." My confidence was shaken.
Then my character hit age 22 and I decided to go for my free re-birth.
Essentially, re-birth is a resetting of your age and level (if you'd like both.) You continue to keep your current skill levels, and have the advantage of gaining Ability Points (to spend on furthering your abilities) at that low-level speed! Normally you would have to buy a re-birth, and still do if you would like the "premuim package" re-birth that allows you to reset your appearance, too.But now at age 20 you can re-birth for free. (20 weeks of playing.)
So I did it. I talked to the goddess Nao and she sent me back to my youth. At first I was shocked at how cute I was..I had forgotten. It had been 22 weeks since I had looked that adorable.
But then I noticed I had lost all that weight! WOO HOO! Not only did I get a free trip back to pre-pubescence, but I got the waistline of a 10 year old as well. I kind of feel bad using a re-birth and being more happy about my weight loss rather than the fact that I had a second chance at life (there are terminally ill avatars out there, right now) but I can't help the fact that I am a shallow bastard.