I follow an online forum for people who have had the same weight loss surgery as I have. I have been surprised at home many people choose not to share their choice to have surgery, even with close friends and family.
I am guessing they chose not to out of feelings of shame or embarrassment for turning to surgery to help get their lives back. There have been no lack of those feelings here either! My concern is that it will give people false hope about weight loss. I wouldn't want someone to think that I am doing this all on my own. Sure I could keep it a secret and when someone asks me how I have gotten the weight off I could reply with, "Oh, just changed my eating habits." But it just isn't honest and I know I couldn't do it.