From the Melanated Man:
Within the last four to six months I have done a bit of traveling, from Kansas City to Mobile, Al and other locations. I’ve noticed something that I did not pay any attention to in the past in my Fat Man days. The trips were taken by car, so I’ve spent countless hours on the highway. When I was younger I used to love to travel. I dreamed myself one day taking a cross-country trip across the country seeing all of the sights and countryside that I could possibly take in.
I still have that dream, but it will probably have to come with a disclaimer stating…
**YOU WILL MORE THAN LIKELY GAIN 5-10 POUNDS IN DURING THIS TRIP**
Well, obviously, we tend to get a little carried away with our eating habits when we’re on the road. That is a known fact, nothing new there. But do we really eat that much food when we are out of town? I mean, I’ve come back from these trips three sometimes five pounds heavier than when I left. At this point in my life, I weigh myself practically every other day to keep track of my weight. It’s a tedious habit, but damn it, I refuse to lose over a 100 pounds AGAIN! I sweat bullets every time I step on the scale.
But hey, if I’m eating the right things I shouldn’t worry, right?!
Yeah…that’s the thought process, but I’ve lost weight and gained it all back once before. Excuse me if I’m a teensy weensy bit paranoid.
But moving on…
I don’t eat too crazy on these trips to warrant these considerable jumps on the scales, especially after only a three-,four-day trip. It’s possible, but not likely. I try to stick to the diet that I maintain at home. No meat, majority raw fruits and vegetables. I could be retaining water from these trips.
My next question is, how is that possible?
Considering that I take my exercise regimen on the road, running between 5-7 miles at the closest park I can find. I do find time to sweat out any water I may retain. So how am I still coming back home heavier that I left?
Could it be the actual traveling aspect? Sitting in the car for four to five hours at a time, sometimes ten to twelve (i.e. Atlanta to Kansas City)?
Is it natural for the body to sit that long without any movement?
Answer: “Duh, course not!”
Let’s rephrase the question: Is it natural to sit in a car, an artificial mechanism, for long periods of time, which prevents the body to perform any of its natural movements such as walking?
Answer: “Duh, of course not! That’s why you need to get out and stretch every so often.”
Hey, that’s true. You should take stretch breaks besides the “gas and eat” stops.
But does it really help? Or is it an act with diminishing returns?
How much do we, the common man and woman, know in detail the consequences that heavy traveling specifically by car has on our biology/anatomy?
We can say with certainty that the car is an artificial creation. They are not grown or born from the earth in any shape,form, or any capacity. Massive MAN-ipulation has to occur for the car to be created. It’s not natural AT ALL. We know with the creation of the car countless people have been displaced from their neighborhoods to make way for new roads, the blood (oil) of Mother Earth is constantly being extracted to feed the car, and carbon emissions have quadrupled because of the waste of the car. Not to mention the countless lives, man and animal, that are lost from car accidents that are perpetuated by drunken and non-attentive (texting while driving) drivers.
All to save time, a illusion in itself. And to look good while we’re doing it. Ha, artificial vanity!
We KNOW in detail the damage the car has done to the collective environment as a whole.So what is it not too conceivable to think that this artificial concoction is harming our anatomy in ways we can’t fathom?
Driving at speeds that our bodies may not be built to handle at a molecular level?
Disconnecting our bodily vehicles, gifted to us by the Creator, from the earth?
Causing our body to retain waste that many of us consume during our travels?
Is it really that inconceivable?
Hey, I forgot to mention all of the artificial electrical components within the car, these modern brand new cars, that are potentially harming us without our knowledge as well.
Again I ask, is it really that inconceivable?
And we’re just talking about the car. What about the plane? The train? The boat?
Ha, let me stop.
I feel for the people who have to commute at least 45 minutes to an hour, even more for some, to work one-way. Can you imagine maintaining, let alone losing, weight while spending 25% -35% of your work day commuting to and fro from a job that more than likely only requires you to work at your desk computer for the remaining 65%-75%? On the American diet that consists of fast DEAD food and heavily processed, artificial foods bought from corporations such as Wal-Mart?
Check this article out: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/car-commuters-gain-weight-exercise-article-1.1249618
“But we have to do what we have to do survive, dude. Everyone can’t be an entrepreneur.”
Do you see the trap? Everything in this life is a choice, whether you realize it or not.
Even our own enslavement ( also, click here and here.)
We have to accept that fact at some point to liberate ourselves, inside and out.
This is my first written post of the 2017 business year. It feels good to get back at it. I’m rejuvenated once more. Let’s get to work, family!
Peace and Love to my melanated family,
The Melanated Family
“We can say with certainty that the car is an artificial creation. They are not grown or born from the earth in any shape,form, or any capacity. Massive MAN-ipulation has to occur for the car to be created. It’s not natural AT ALL. We know with the creation of the car countless people have been displaced from their neighborhoods to make way for new roads, the blood (oil) of Mother Earth is constantly being extracted to feed the car, and carbon emissions have quadrupled because of the waste of the car. Not to mention the countless lives, man and animal, that are lost from car accidents that are perpetuated by drunken and non-attentive (texting while driving) drivers.
All to save time, a illusion in itself. And to look good while we’re doing it. Ha, artificial vanity!”
Great post! You are a very observant man!
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Thanks brother!!! 🖒🖒🖒
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Ah, you raise some great points. Lots of food for thought. I hate driving sometimes because I know it heightens my stress level, mostly because of distracted drivers that can harm or kill me! Stress along with limited mobility (of your actual body) definitely contributes to weight gain. And they have all these holders and shelves for your snacks and Big Gulps in these cars!
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I’m a bus driver here in the Bay Area and I can tell you I’ve seen it all on the roads. As you know I’m somewhat of a conspiracy Theorists so here’s my 2 cents:
California has around 40 million people and about 30 million of them are registered drivers. There’s no more drivers education because if “Budget Cuts” and since California is a melting pot of foreigners, getting a license is so easy. Factor in California is the only state that allows motorcycles to split lanes in the highway. Factor in the minimal drivers ed or training that is offered, the instructors do not teach people how to merge onto a freeway, what to do when you see an emergency vehicle approaching, riding with cyclist, driving at night, driving in the rain, what to do if you hydroplane etc. Now get this! Everytime you register your car, that’s money, to transfer or sell a car or title, there’s insurance, there’s taxes, there’s leins, there’s late fines etc. So long story short, it’s all set up to get our money. Also factor in traffic tickets (in San Francisco parking tickets is the 3rd largest money maker of the city) and quotas that traffic officers has to account for, we are basically doomed.
Whew! Sorry for ranting and here’s the 2 cents 💲💲
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It’s alright man. Sometimes we have to let off some steam lol
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