Feeling a little bit proud of myself, let me explain....
Today I had to go and find our next location, basically a dot on the map in the middle of the desert. Normally the oil company maps are very accurate, but this time they hadn't been updated so I kind of knew generally where the location was, but not exactly how to get there.
So, off I went, full tank of gas, check, sat phone, check, hunger building, check. I had to leave at 10:30 and knew I was going to miss my lunch, oh well. Found the new location after a bit of back tracking and sheer luck guesswork, worked up a sweat checking it all out, then knowing exactly where I was I came back a different route, much shorter and quicker.
That route also went past a motorway service station, with a Hardees burger joint! I pulled in and parked right in front of it. Straight in front of me through the bug splattered windscreen were images of thick creamy milkshakes, golden crunchy fries, succulent burgers oozing cheese down sesame toasted buns. Mouth wateringly enticing, I've put up with mediocre food for the last 4 weeks, why not I thought, I deserve it.
But in the back of my mind I knew if I went in I would go mad and order one of everything, so I made a choice. I went into the store next door, bought a couple of packs of dried fruit, a can of nuts and a bottle of hot sauce to take back to camp. Then I got back in my pick up truck and drove.
The power of making good choices and avoiding temptation are what's going to make me succeed in my goal.
So, feeling good about myself right now, hope you guys and gals are having a good weekend.