I have found that I can still enjoy my favorite snack foods if I package them in 100 calorie servings in snack baggies. That way you can still enjoy your nuts without overeating. I am less likely to binge on them if I have exact servings instead of the whole can.
Thanks for stopping by my page to read and comment on my Smile blog. You're right, for better or worse people will remember you the way you are and not how you want to be. My grandmother had skin cancer on her face which caused horrible disfigurement. I have very few pictures of her and treasure the ones I do have. Even as a child I would tell her, "I know this isn't how you want to be remembered but it's the only way I've known you. I love you for what's inside, not what you look like on the outside."