Well for a starts "informing everyone" helps build a network of support and a place to get advice and assurance from. Especially if you lack that in your daily life. I know for me its rough that my girlfriend loves to talk about Cadbury eggs and eat Mac and cheese in front of me and my mom calls me a fat arse at any given opportunity. It's nice to come here and see "wow, so and so is doing it so can I" or "oh, this worked for that person. Maybe I'll try it" or heaven forbid a "good job slide, keep up the work!".
Why do you think this is something we should sweep under the rug? Would you tell an alcoholic to shut up and suffer/go through recovery alone?
Not for nothing, this argument can be flipped right around to say "your just unhappy because we have found some motivation for change instead of just excepting ourself as obese/over weight".
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And I love the motivation here, it is awesome! It's just nice to see something different that's all