So here's the unforseen perk of letting your weight loss goals and struggles be known to the world - people want you to succeed! They celebrate your little victories with you, send you e-mails supporting you and - best of all - make an effort to tell you how great you look. Seriously, there's no bigger ego boost to a fat girl on a diet than someone noticing your efforts (especially when you've only lost 10 pounds!).
Would this be happening if they weren't aware of every little detail about what I'm doing? Probably not, but I don't think it really matters. We all love hearing that what we're doing is worthwhile. Whether it's work - weight loss - school - or whatever you may be working at - we all enjoy having our efforts validated. (Especially me - thanks everyone!)