HEY! funny you should say you have told strangers! cause sooo have I! i told my culture tutorial group - in the second week of classes! IT WAS SOO RANDOM! but yes.. I AM WITH YOU on that there is no need to let anyone close but not close enough know.. I haven't even told some of my extended family. P.S. that 3 weeks will go soooo incredibly fast. I MEAN I AM 8 DAYS OUT! I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT!and with the supplements drinks - OPTIFAST REALLY DOES RULE!