They must have a money-back guarantee if you don't care for the food, right? Sorry, but my middle name is no-sale-is-ever-final
, so if you're not satisfied with what you were sold, I strongly encourage you to escalate a polite request for a refund
until you get exactly what you want from the right person. I would also call their corporate office and ask that any future shipments/charges for products be cancelled immediately.
I went down your road before when I was much younger... Was talked into memberships and food/powders I couldn't stomach. Fortunately, I managed to make them see it my way and got my money back; but now I won't even consider such things.
I know (LAWL) representatives are, "rewarded" for the number of programs/foods they sell and personally, I believe that's a terrible way to sell weight loss to a client. Paying commissions on what they sell makes your being there mostly a win for them, not for you. Don't get me wrong, I am not anti-capitalism, and I don't think these things should be free - I am just anti-hard sell and policies that don't allow for consumers to change their mind or return something not working for them... They (and their advertising) pretend it's about us, but it's about how much they can sell us to further their own gain... Check out all the LAWL food being sold on e-Bay at huge discounts. There must be a reason...
Weight loss as a business is a bad business plan - Again, just my opinion.
These places sell hope and motivation we can only find within, and when we cannot stick to their program or swallow their food, then WE are the problem (again, still)...
The only system I might consider trying is nutri-system because there is a woman in my office that has lost a great deal of weight and everything she heats in the microwave smells marvy... Still, I wouldn't tie myself to anything long term or any reoccurring ordering system. I'm a huge fan of pay-as-you-go!
LAWL doesn't want or need you as an unhappy client... If it works for some, great, if it doesn't work for you, you deserve your money back. Tell them you are not satisfied and that you're sure they don't want you to continue in a program you can't possibly be successful at... Appeal to them on that level to get the refund/stoppage of shipments you need.
You can call your credit card company and dispute the charges if they won't refund the cost under a money-back guarantee (which means they're in breech of contract) or ask that any future auto-charges be declined. You might also consider refusing shipments that arrive to your door.
Bottom line, you won't be successful at any program unless you're comfortable in it. Eating all this stuff just because it's been charged to your credit card will only back fire on what I am sure is a sincere effort to lose weight.
Let this also be a lesson in how to establish and protect a boundary. Don't buy anything unless YOU really want/need it. Practice saying NO and if you can't give a NO, give a soft NO, by saying you'll need to think about it and get back to them. Walk away if you want to walk away, no matter how much more they promise or how much they cut their initial offering price. It's okay to say NO and stick to it!
I just Googled, "LAWL money back guarantee" for you and am shocked at how many hits there are that detail stories about consumers unhappy with their program, sales tactics and food. There is even something out there about LAWL being fined for lying about success rates and the amount of weight one might lose on their program. Hum...
You asked for encouragement and this is mine... I'm big on getting what I want to make me happy! But I would also say that perhaps you need to talk to a different LAWL counselor or go to another center if you're not getting the support and encouragement you need at yours. It seems that recent lawsuits have made LAWL sensitive to hard-selling of clients so bringing up that you feel this way may net you some results.
Also, check out the LAWL threads here - there are probably many people that have been successful at the LAWL program. Perhaps hearing about their success will inspire you. They may also be able to offer ways of improving the program for you.
Just my 2-cents...
worth only what you paid for it.