Well so far I haven't told many people. All my dieting friends know about it (mostly on WWers). Because of the great people they are, they are all very supportive even though some don't really approve. I haven't told any of my family yet. I think they will be supportive, but they will also be worried. Also, they'll be pissed off because we do a lot of eating out together. My "living in sin"-laws have us over for meals lots and love cooking for us. I mentioned to my boyfriend's father that I'm on a diet and he said he would only cook "healthy" food from now on! I'm going to have to come clean but I'm hoping to be able to do it after I've already lost a good bit of weight, so they can see that it's not so mad after all! But what is hardest is telling friends who don't have weight issues. I told one of my closest girlfriends today and I don't think she understands. Actually her reply (we spoke about it on email) was reasonably positive but I can tell she's not that keen - I'm off to spend the weekend with her and I'm a bit worried about it. Even more worried because her husband is one of the least tolerant people I know and will definitely launch some kind of scathing attack! I can understand because I've always been of the "take it off slowly and sensibly" camp - and disdainful of "crash diets". However, I really do feel like this time I can get somewhere. THEN try and eat sensibly again! How do you tell people? What do you tell people? Especially when it seems like you're doing a big U-Turn?