My work had a professional photo taken of me for an "after weight loss." It was funny because several of us received just head shots so it really doesn't show much. I did notice that I have a lot of wrinkles. I knew that I was going to have some after my journey but not that many!!!! I had to remind myself of one of my favorite quotes by Mark Twain....."Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been." I hope that is what my wrinkles show. Smiles, many, many smiles! I sent the picture to my children and one of my son's who knew I struggled with the wrinkled look decided to photo shop it a little. I did not realize it was so easy to erase years or living, learning, crying, and smiling with just a tap of a key. I didn't even notice he had done that. I just wondered why he had sent it back. I have thought about it a lot and decided that I have earned these wrinkles. Every single tiny line is a unique part of me. I was told by a friend that she considered her wrinkles as battle scars from the battle for her life. Yes, they are battle scars from a fight I have been on for a few years now. A battle I will continue to fight for the rest of my life to be as healthy as I can possibly be. I guess I will just have to love and embrace these wrinkles because they are not going away and I wouldn't change that.