Competition leads brothers to shed pounds

Published 9:56 am Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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Lydia Grimes


Most brothers are close and stick together in what they do. Brothers Charlie Chavers and Robert Lowery proved that good things can happen when they work together.

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“I like to listen to the radio and one of the programs I like is the Lex and Terry Show,” Lowery said. “They, and the company ‘Go Cleanse’ were running this contest to see who could lose the most weight in 30 days. Siblings worked together and at the end of 30 days, winners were announced. My brother, Charlie Chavers, and I, do a lot of things together so we decided to enter the contest.”

They were furnished with a coach by Go Cleanse, Rita Taylor. Some days they ate; some they only had shakes and some days they had nothing. In addition, they had to drink huge quantities of water.

“We had to take measurements once a week and eat healthy, but we did it,” Lowery said. “We even stayed on the diet through the Thanksgiving holidays. We supported each other and that was a big help because it was hard to do.”

Brother Charlie, weighed 402 pounds when they started and now weighs 325 pounds, while Lowery weighed 327 pounds to begin with and now weighs 275 pounds. They lost a total of 119 pounds in 30 days.

“We lost the most and won the contest,” Lowery said. “We spilt $ 2,500.”

Lowery was born and raised in Brewton. He graduated from W. S. Neal High School and lives on Foshee Road, while Chavers went to Flomaton High School. Lowery went to work with a logging company and has been there for the past 13 years. Chavers works in Evergreen designing windows for heavy equipment and lives in East Brewton. They both have two children.

“We are able to do so much more with our kids than we could before we lost this weight,” Lowery said. “Before  the contest, we would sit around and eat whatever we wanted. Now we watch what we eat and have a lot more energy to play with the kids.