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2012-10-02 02:39:42 PM
I was in Germany last year for a little over a week. I lost ~15lbs. Mainly due to walking everywhere.
 
2012-10-02 02:55:22 PM
Go to Germany, lose weight!™

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Pud [TotalFark]
2012-10-02 03:04:02 PM
If only there was someone in the Fark organization who had just been to Oktoberfest to confirm or deny this
 
2012-10-02 03:18:00 PM

ferretman: I was in Germany last year for a little over a week. I lost ~15lbs. Mainly due to walking everywhere.


Ding ding ding ding ding!
 
2012-10-02 03:49:30 PM
i was in germany last year for little over a week. i lost ~15lbs. mainly due to all of my sex partners demanding that i sh*t on their chests.
 
2012-10-02 03:50:44 PM

thomps: i was in germany last year for little over a week. i lost ~15lbs. mainly due to all of my sex partners demanding that i sh*t on their chests.


go on ...
 
2012-10-02 03:51:32 PM
Paging SCtF...
 
2012-10-02 04:01:14 PM

FishyFred: ferretman: I was in Germany last year for a little over a week. I lost ~15lbs. Mainly due to walking everywhere.

Ding ding ding ding ding!


Seriously, though. People wonder why folks in some other countries have such an easy time keeping weight off? Cuz they friggin walk to the train then from the train to work, and then to lunch and back, and then back to the train and then back home. It adds up.
 
2012-10-02 05:27:31 PM
Must... resist urge to... post concentration camp photos...
 
2012-10-02 05:38:24 PM

CraicBaby: Paging SCtF...


Hey there.

People here don't drive their cars to the store around the corner. That's a big part of it. Also, walking and biking are a big part of the lifestyle over here. Also, despite the rich foods you can get over here (don't get me started on currywurst!) food tends to be a bit healthier. the veggies are locally grown much more often than what happens in the US with the giant factory farms.
 
2012-10-02 06:05:59 PM

ferretman: I was in Germany last year for a little over a week. I lost ~15lbs. Mainly due to walking everywhere.


Bingo. It was 30lbs for me when I was in italy for a month.
 
2012-10-02 06:06:39 PM
Drew, can you confirm this?
 
2012-10-02 06:09:54 PM

ferretman: I was in Germany last year for a little over a week. I lost ~15lbs. Mainly due to walking everywhere.


The benefits of cities built before the automobile. 
It's a beautiful thing to see people walking to and from places instead of cramped in cars, but of course it has its down sides.
 
2012-10-02 06:10:46 PM
When I go on 4 day drinking binges I drink about 2 18packs+ a day and eat nothing. By the time the week is over I usually lose about 10 pounds.
 
2012-10-02 06:11:34 PM

ferretman: I was in Germany last year for a little over a week. I lost ~15lbs. Mainly due to walking everywhere.


THIS! I drank more beer and ate more food that I ever have in my life in Leipzig area and STILL lost 5 lbs. I am not big to begin with or have any weight to lose. We walked everywhere because their cities were designed properly. When we weren't walking we would ride bikes. The place we stayed had about 3 flights of stairs to get up, so we would make that hike 4x+ a day.

/lives in a super-commuter city
//little sad
 
2012-10-02 06:12:07 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Seriously, though. People wonder why folks in some other countries have such an easy time keeping weight off? Cuz they friggin walk to the train then from the train to work, and then to lunch and back, and then back to the train and then back home. It adds up.


^ can't be said enough.

When I was in the Army living on Okinawa without a car walking to the commissary and back lugging backpacks of food to my barracks room I lost weight like crazy. As soon as I got a car it started coming back.
 
2012-10-02 06:13:27 PM

thomps: i was in germany last year for little over a week. i lost ~15lbs. mainly due to all of my sex partners demanding that i sh*t on their chests.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-02 06:13:35 PM
I'll not go to a country where one may be arrested for sharing their opinions with others. Spoiled american treasures freedom of speech.
 
2012-10-02 06:13:57 PM
this thread has potential

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2012-10-02 06:14:11 PM

drew is pedal: 18packs


That'll do it when all you drink is water.
 
2012-10-02 06:15:03 PM

GooberMcFly: Go to Germany, lose weight!™

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Holy sh*t am I going to hell now.
 
2012-10-02 06:17:19 PM
I spent two months in Germany. I lost weight. Didn't care for most of the food. Granted, it was cafeteria food.
 
2012-10-02 06:19:50 PM
Just got back from visiting Berlin, ate well, and lost eight pounds.
 
2012-10-02 06:22:32 PM
Berlin is an awesome city. So many restaurants, the city is easily walkable but the transit system is top notch. I also lost weight over there but just a few pounds. I also like it that in Berlin you can just walk down the street with your beer.

I stayed at the Circus Hotel. Small rooms but a good room rate. The hotel staff were nice.
 
2012-10-02 06:25:11 PM
Who the fark wants to eat when you know THIS is waiting:

www.sebadoh.com
 
2012-10-02 06:27:02 PM

ultraholland: this thread has potential


www.ilovephotoblogs.com
 
2012-10-02 06:30:06 PM

WordsnCollision: Who the fark wants to eat when you know THIS is waiting:

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It's actually not hard to balance such that the slat isn't the landing point. Or you can just sit backwards.
 
2012-10-02 06:33:51 PM
Add me to the list of "went to Germany, ate tons and drank 3 liters of beer a day, and lost 10 lbs."

Walking and biking everywhere, and food being made of actual food FTW.
 
2012-10-02 06:40:38 PM
If you want to lose weight, I'd avoid Swabian food. Swabia is a region of southern Germany around eastern Baden-Württemberg and western Bavaria. Maultaschen and käsespätzle are great, but I'd hardly call them "light". Munich also has weißwurstfrüstück: a breakfast of sausages, pretzels, and beer.
 
2012-10-02 06:41:13 PM

Gawdzila: ultraholland: this thread has potential

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Who poured that beer???
It's all head!
 
2012-10-02 06:47:25 PM

NkThrasher: WordsnCollision: Who the fark wants to eat when you know THIS is waiting:

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It's actually not hard to balance such that the slat isn't the landing point. Or you can just sit backwards.


Reverse cowgirl.
 
2012-10-02 06:47:41 PM
Yeah, I went to Berlin for a week or so a couple of times and always came back a few pounds lighter. I live in a city and commute by bike, etc. so I don't get it.
 
2012-10-02 06:52:40 PM
I was in Greece for 2 weeks and lost a fair chunk of weight. Something about constant sun meant I could eat a spinach pie for breakfast and walk endlessly without further calories. It was magical.
 
2012-10-02 06:52:57 PM

ultraholland: this thread has potential

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So you don't actually lose the weight, it just shifts to the upper front of your torso? No thanks!
 
2012-10-02 06:55:57 PM
I loved Germany Deutschland, would love to go back and stay, permanently. Dornstadt, Ulm, Stuttgart, Dresden. Excellent weather, food, and of course beer.
 
2012-10-02 06:58:11 PM
Buddy wants to do Oktoberfest in Munich next year. Maybe I'll drop down to merely "overweight."
 
2012-10-02 07:04:22 PM
Yeah subby, when your beer isn't preservative-laden swill it can be decent for you in moderation.

/Of course moderation here in Wisconsin is the DD drinks a 12-pack before stopping for the night.
 
2012-10-02 07:09:53 PM
KrispyKritter
I'll not go to a country where one may be arrested for sharing their opinions with others. Spoiled american treasures freedom of speech.


Yeah, Germany hasn't adopted those caged free speech areas yet.
 
2012-10-02 07:10:31 PM

WaltzingMathilda: thomps: i was in germany last year for little over a week. i lost ~15lbs. mainly due to all of my sex partners demanding that i sh*t on their chests.

go on ...


That's what they said
 
2012-10-02 07:15:14 PM

AllUpInYa: Gawdzila: ultraholland: this thread has potential

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Who poured that beer???
It's all head!


That's what I'm talkin' about. More head, baby!
 
2012-10-02 07:20:34 PM
Most of the German food I had in Berlin was so heavy that I couldn't manage more than a couple bites. So I can believe this.
 
2012-10-02 07:26:32 PM
www.destination-munich.com

We saw the after goggles beer wenches.
Here they are before.
 
2012-10-02 07:27:28 PM
I was stationed there and I put on weight, even with all the exercise the Army makes you do. Probably had something to do with my girlfriends Opa being a baker.
 
2012-10-02 07:30:45 PM

WordsnCollision: Who the fark wants to eat when you know THIS is waiting:

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Ahh yes the toilet with the "observation deck." don't forget the toilet paper made from recycled newsprint paper. John Wayne paper: Rough tough and dont take shiat off nobody
 
2012-10-02 07:33:00 PM
Maybe it's the German diet. Maybe it's the beer. Maybe it's the Romanian gangs that sneak into your hotel, doze you off with anesthetic, and perform impromptu liposuction in a small scale to sell you fat to the soap companies.
 
2012-10-02 07:33:16 PM
Mainly because little old ladies in gingerbread houses take care of the fat kids.
 
2012-10-02 07:33:59 PM

CygnusDarius: Maybe it's the German diet. Maybe it's the beer. Maybe it's the Romanian gangs that sneak into your hotel, doze you off with anesthetic, and perform impromptu liposuction in a small scale to sell you fat to the soap companies.


Those Romanians could totally charge for that kind of service.
 
2012-10-02 07:35:00 PM
Stayed in Heidelberg for college during the summer of '04. What a blast. Lots of beer, the Eurocup was on in the local pub, the weather was great...

Still think of it every time I hear Forca by Nelly Furtado or Dragostea din Tei by O-zone.

Specifically, lots of Schoefferhofer Hefeweizen, Binding Prima Pils, and Eichbaum Export. 

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2012-10-02 07:35:35 PM

AllUpInYa: Gawdzila: ultraholland: this thread has potential

[www.ilovephotoblogs.com image 550x349]

Who poured that beer???
It's all head!


We could all use a little more head in our lives.
 
2012-10-02 07:39:46 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: CygnusDarius: Maybe it's the German diet. Maybe it's the beer. Maybe it's the Romanian gangs that sneak into your hotel, doze you off with anesthetic, and perform impromptu liposuction in a small scale to sell you fat to the soap companies.

Those Romanians could totally charge for that kind of service.


They don't because 1.- They don't wanna get caught, and 2.- Prima regulă de funcționare: Mayhem este că nu vorbim despre Funcționare: Mayhem
 
2012-10-02 07:52:23 PM

Onkel Buck: WordsnCollision: Who the fark wants to eat when you know THIS is waiting:

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Ahh yes the toilet with the "observation deck." don't forget the toilet paper made from recycled newsprint paper. John Wayne paper: Rough tough and dont take shiat off nobody


Ahh yes, the narrow, rough gray rolls of shiat paper. Thank god the barracks and the PX had normal paper. I still remember having to shiat at one house I went to and being worried that the water wouldn't get the shiat off the observation shelf.

KrispyKritter: I'll not go to a country where one may be arrested for sharing their opinions with others. Spoiled american treasures freedom of speech.


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Ken VeryBigLiar: Yeah subby, when your beer isn't preservative-laden swill it can be decent for you in moderation.

/Of course moderation here in Wisconsin is the DD drinks a 12-pack before stopping for the night.


As a Wisconsinite, I resemble that remark!

UseUrHeadFred: Specifically, lots of Schoefferhofer Hefeweizen, Binding Prima Pils, and Eichbaum Export.



Dude, the Shoefferhofer was shiat. Try some Weihenstephaner or Franziskaner for some good hefeweizen.

/spent close to 7 years in Germany. Would love to go back someday.
//really miss the Turkish food places, Doner Kebabs were farking awesome after drinking all night.
 
2012-10-02 07:56:18 PM
I should have taken my ex there and lost 117 lbs.
 
2012-10-02 08:02:37 PM
Just get a scrip for adderall.
 
2012-10-02 08:13:34 PM
Onkel Buck
toilet paper made from recycled newsprint paper. John Wayne paper: Rough tough and dont take shiat off nobody

You mean commie paper:
turns all the assholes red and has a second ply only because Moscow requires a copy of every little shiat that happens.
 
2012-10-02 08:19:13 PM

AllUpInYa: Gawdzila: ultraholland: this thread has potential

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Who poured that beer???
It's all head!


YKHIKYG?

Go to the Philippines if you really want to lose weight. Between the national cuisine and the tropical fevers, the pounds just melt off.
 
2012-10-02 08:21:39 PM
I can drink nothing but beer from the comfort of my own home and it's cheaper.

/ok, some day, Germany. Some day.
 
2012-10-02 08:28:32 PM
The Beer and Spaetzle Diet.

I have my doubts, but I am willing to double down and give it one hell of a try...
 
2012-10-02 08:36:03 PM
I was an exchange student during high school. I dropped 21 pounds in a little over a month, but this was before beer. My results of living near Munich during college were not as stellar.

The walking thing must be true. Last time I was in Korea for a week I lost 8 pounds. Though I think all that kim chee might have sandblasted my colon...
 
2012-10-02 08:46:11 PM

jigger: NkThrasher: WordsnCollision: Who the fark wants to eat when you know THIS is waiting:

[www.sebadoh.com image 192x256]

It's actually not hard to balance such that the slat isn't the landing point. Or you can just sit backwards.

Reverse cowgirl.


1.bp.blogspot.com

i86.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-02 08:49:41 PM

WordsnCollision: Who the fark wants to eat when you know THIS is waiting:

[www.sebadoh.com image 192x256]


Those toilets were awful. A long poop would almost always hit a cheek as it tumbled over like a giant sequoia and then it was like trying to move a brick with a garden hose to get it off the ledge.
 
2012-10-02 08:53:20 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: FishyFred: ferretman: I was in Germany last year for a little over a week. I lost ~15lbs. Mainly due to walking everywhere.

Ding ding ding ding ding!

Seriously, though. People wonder why folks in some other countries have such an easy time keeping weight off? Cuz they friggin walk to the train then from the train to work, and then to lunch and back, and then back to the train and then back home. It adds up.



Spent a couple weeks in Melbourne AU - there were trams but you had to walk to each station, and of course the shopping and whatnot in between and whatever your destinations were. No one really used cars for much, in the area we were staying. Felt great.
 
2012-10-02 09:05:57 PM

ferretman: I was in Germany last year for a little over a week. I lost ~15lbs. Mainly due to walking everywhere.


Hell, I ate gelato everyday when I was in Germany and still lost weight. I never eat ice cream at home.

\ I remember a friend's parents came to visit one week, complete with pedometers. They couldn't believe how fast they racked up steps just following her normal daily routine.
 
2012-10-02 09:21:21 PM
Oh good. I'm saving up now to visit Hamburg for at least a week next year. Plan on being tipsy and well-fed the entire time.

/though I was really hoping to lose weight before I went. Ah well, I'm not in too bad shape.
 
2012-10-02 09:22:55 PM

AllUpInYa: Gawdzila: ultraholland: this thread has potential

[www.ilovephotoblogs.com image 550x349]

Who poured that beer???
It's all head!


cdn.lolhappens.com
 
2012-10-02 09:27:08 PM
I was in Germany for 10 days last month and lost 6 pounds. I probably drank 30 liters of beer and I am not a big girl. Best. Diet. Ever.
 
2012-10-02 09:35:48 PM
German food was great - and cheap. I lost about 5 lbs in a week from (guess what) walking everywhere.

Best meal? In Berlin, at 'Dicker Engel'. I thought it was named after some guy named Dick Engel...but it actually means "Fat Angel". Found that out when we got to the restaurant:

www.kneipen-suche.com 

This thing took up pretty much all the floor space inside the restaurant. Food was great, though.
 
2012-10-02 10:07:11 PM

fusillade762: Must... resist urge to... post concentration camp photos...


www.scmp.com
 
2012-10-02 10:13:42 PM
How to Poop on an Observation Deck:

1. Lay two strips of TP on the deck.
2. Defecate.
3. Flush.
4. Profit!

We called this the "Turd Toboggan".
 
2012-10-02 11:13:21 PM
So it sounds like I'll have to eat more than I usually do to maintain my weight when my Warrior takes me to Germany (he was stationed there for numerous years).

Problem with that is that I've never been able to eat a lot at one time (a by-product of almost dying from an intestinal blockage when I was four years old). I know now from all the fatty threads that that has served me well, along with the physical activity at work and the running, weight lifting and Polynesian dancing that I do. I like the weight that I'm at now, I've had to work hard to get to it and to maintain it (115 pounds, 5'1').

I can handle a sausage, sauerkraut and potato salad, but I tried a schnitzel one time and it was simply too much for me, augh.

/so, does the lifestyle in Germany mean that all of those bosomy yet slender young ladies shown serving the beers still look that way after 5 years of drinking beer and having children?
//or do they blimp out like the ones who move here to the states..........
///yeah snarky, I've got my reasons......................
//slashies
 
2012-10-02 11:55:57 PM
Given the fact I farking love dark beer and German food I doubt this would work well for me. Then again I don't need to lose that much weight. if I lost 20lbs I would be too skinny.
Spanferkel, that's all you need to know. damn fine, I have had a hell of a craving for swine. Haven't even touched on the sausages.
 
2012-10-03 05:10:20 AM

SapperInTexas: How to Poop on an Observation Deck:

1. Lay two strips of TP on the deck.
2. Defecate.
3. Flush.
4. Profit!

We called this the "Turd Toboggan".


I laughed way too hard at this.
 
2012-10-03 06:26:44 AM

Pud: If only there was someone in the Fark organization who had just been to Oktoberfest to confirm or deny this


Just got back from my 3rd Germany trip yesterday. (06 world cup, 2x Oktoberfest)

Its true and had I actually eaten reasonably and not consumed massive amounts of Brezn, Haxn, Hendl und bier I may have actually lost weight. As it was, I maintained...
 
2012-10-03 06:58:02 AM
if i lost 30 lbs i'd be quite attractive. hell i'd probably have a girlfriend!
 
2012-10-03 09:55:37 AM
I was in Munich in 2008 for Oktoberfest. Lost 11lbs in 7 days. I drank probably 4-5 liters a day, ate amazing German food, and walked an average of 30,000 steps a day (pedometer).
 
2012-10-03 02:04:52 PM
I lived on beer, schnitzel, and currywurst when I was in Germany. Weight stayed the same, but I'm active back home, too.
 
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