Thanks, Dan - I remember when you lost your COD (or, rather, when they closed up over night and left you & Liz high & dry!) - I just never thought it would happen down here. Truly: in April when we joined (my hubby joined with me), there were no less than 7 locations with 3 of them opening the next month. They were booming here...and then the boom lowered! I would be lying if I said we were shocked at LAWL/PURE totally abandoning Jax - when they started going through the program changes and then changed back; the staff started dropping like flies (new counselors in & out by the week); then they closed 3 locations; then they changed back to the old plan; then they changed their name to PURE...looking back, all of these were clues.
But I guess that because this was the first weight loss program that actually WORKED for us (having tried ALL of the others - no kidding) - we ignored the signs and just kept on believing that they'd work out their issues and we'd all emerge okay.
So, shocked - no; disappointed - more than I can possibly say. I have been so depressed all day long that I truly didn't know what to do - The good news is, my dh is in this with me and we can hold each other accountable; and we have these boards, which are helpful as well.
I just wish that I could prevent any others from feeling this frustration and (bitter, bitter) disappointment that I am feeling...All of the elements of this weight loss program where what "clicked" for me - I have been through all of the others, and these elements were what helped me to get the 25 pound start that I needed...now I just have to pull myself up by the bootstraps and finish this journey without the COD.
But it does make me MAD that they have such an awesome product and obviously have NO IDEA how to manage a company. And for that...for that....
I am WHIZZED!!!!!!!
Thank you, Dan, for your kind words - you and Liz are an inspiration - it does help to know that there are those out there who have accomplished (and Liz, are accomplishing
their weight loss goals.)
I hope that one day I can help someone else out by letting them know what happened to me, and telling them my SUCCESS story.