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September Wardrobe Shopping Spree Winner: Tammy Verke

Profile by Sanford proudly congratulates Tammy Verke, winner of the September $1000 Wardrobe Shopping Spree contest! Tammy won after receiving entries for referring two people during our September promotional period: her sister and her sister’s friend, Terri Johnson, who submitted Tammy’s name for the winning entry. When she found out she won, Tammy Verke almost fell out of her chair. “I’m still in shock,” said Tammy, who lives in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Tammy joked with her coach that they could go shopping together if she won, and then tragedy struck. In early October, Tammy lost her mother and she completely forgot about the contest. “It was a horrible month,” Tammy said. Her mother loved clothes and had closets filled with them. “Right away, my sister said: ‘mom had a hand in this.’ My mom would have loved to have gone shopping with me.”

Tammy celebrated the news with her coaches, then set her mind on saving most of the money for when she reaches her final goal weight. In the meantime, she plans to continue her journey alongside her sister and Terri, encouraging them the way they encouraged her. “They’re amazing and they’re doing great,” she said. “I share recipes with them and they share with me too. I have a really good support system. My husband is very supportive. I’ve been very lucky.”

She’s eyeing the future, especially the day she hits goal and takes off for the stores. “I’m going to save quite a bit for the end, for a victory lap,” she said. “I’m over the moon excited. This couldn’t have come at a better time!”