Dolores Catania revealed that her goal is to keep losing more weight, even though she has already lost ’20 pounds’ with the drugs Ozempic and Mounjaro.
The Real Housewives Of New Jersey star, 52, who sparked backlash when she admitted to taking Ozempic in April, gave an update on her weight loss journey while speaking with the united states sun in an article published on Sunday.
The TV personality opened up to the medium at a glitzy party for her new BELLA Around Town magazine cover earlier last week.
Regarding his progress, he said, “I’m down 20 pounds,” but added that even though he currently weighs 137, his goal is still “to be in the low 130s.”
Catania told the publication that he has been using the drug called Mounjaro, which is a type 2 diabetes treatment, similar to Ozempic, which he stopped taking.
Weight loss journey: Dolores Catania, 52, revealed that her goal is to keep losing more weight, even though she has already lost ’20 pounds’ on the drugs Ozempic and Mounjaro; seen in june in new york
The reality star added: ‘I’m being realistic. Right now, I am 137 years old. I was 157 when I started,” further explaining that in the past, “it jumped to 163, I was going there. Like she’s gaining weight every month.
Dolores said that losing weight was a challenge and expressed that ‘it doesn’t happen overnight. It doesn’t come easy.
Before making the switch to Mounjaro, Catania revealed: ‘I took Ozempic, stopped and then started Mounjaro. I was prescribed both because I am insulin resistant/pre-diabetic and have a thyroid problem.’
The mother-of-two admitted that, ‘You know, everyone is losing a lot of weight [on it]’, but added: ‘It’s questionable: what are the repercussions of this when everyone is done? Are there side effects? Every doctor I spoke to said “No.”
Other celebrities have publicly admitted to using Ozempic, including Chelsea Handler, Sharon Osbourne and also Shahs Of Sunset’s Golnesa ‘GG’ Gharachedaghi. However, other Real Housewives stars, including Kyle Richards, have strongly denied taking the weight-loss drug.
The TV personality then explained what led her to stop taking Ozempic after two years, revealing that “it was expensive and everything.”
Despite using Mounjaro, Dolores told The US Sun that she still follows a strict diet and exercise routine in her daily life to achieve her slim figure.
‘But being healthy and leading a healthy lifestyle is cheap, it’s free! I exercise regularly. There is no easy solution to losing weight and I have to watch what I eat.’
Opening: The Real Housewives Of New Jersey star, who sparked backlash when she admitted to taking Ozempic in April, gave an update on her weight loss journey to The US Sun in an article published on Sunday; seen in may in nyc
Backlash: The star’s statement to Cohen in April soon sparked an immediate backlash from fans, with some hopping on Twitter to share their thoughts on the matter.
Response: One tweeted, ‘Dolores is proudly using ozempic those side effects will show up later laugh now cry later #WWHL’, while another wrote, ‘Dolores says it’s #Ozempic so proudly got me out lol smh #WWHL’
In April, Dolores appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, where she admitted she had been taking Ozempic to lose weight for the Real Housewives Of New Jersey three-part reunion, which first aired in late May.
She told the host: “I wasn’t going to go to the meeting looking bigger than anyone, so I jumped on the train.”
Catania then stated that he had actually switched to Mounjaro at the time, adding: “The meeting is in two weeks.” I have a coach [as well].’
The star’s statement to Cohen soon sparked an immediate backlash from fans, with some hopping on Twitter to share their thoughts on the matter.
One tweeted: ‘Dolores is proudly using ozempic, those side effects will show up later, laugh now, cry later #WWHL’, while another wrote: ‘Dolores says she’s #Ozempic so proudly she deleted me lol smh #WWHL’.
One social media user also wrote: “Once again I love Dolores but now she’s gloating that she’s on ozempic for weight loss #RHONJ.” One wrote: “Dolores just admitted that she is on Ozempic.”
Soon after, Catania jumped to its own defense while appearing on The Page Six Virtual Reali-Tea Podcast, and explained that she was taking the weight-loss drug for health reasons.
“I’m going through menopause, I have a thyroid problem, I have inflammation and it’s hard to lose weight,” she said. “And I work out, and I don’t eat like crazy, and I was gaining weight, and there’s a lot of different layers… Let’s just let everyone know.”
Reaction: One social media user also wrote: ‘Again love Dolores but glad she gloats about taking ozempic for weight loss #RHONJ’. One wrote, ‘Dolores just admitted she’s on Ozempic’
Setback time: Regarding her progress, she expressed, “I’m down 20 pounds,” but added that even though she currently weighs 137, her goal is still “to be in the low 130s”; seen in 2019 in New York
Lovebirds: Happily gave an update on her relationship with Paul Connell, saying: ‘Things are going great. He’s been able to handle all of this [fame] much better than most would. He has fun with it’; both seen in May in NYC
According to The US Sun, Dolores has also had cosmetic procedures over the years, including Botox and liposuction in 2020 after losing 25 pounds in that time.
In addition to focusing on her fitness journey, the reality star revealed her special summer plans on the way out. Catania will soon travel to Ireland for a memorable trip, which is also the home country of her boyfriend Paul Connell.
He happily gave an update on their relationship, saying: ‘Things are going great. He’s been able to handle all of this [fame] much better than most would. He has fun with it.
The happy couple was first romantically linked in 2021 and went Instagram official last year in February 2022. Dolores was previously married to Frank Catania II from 1994 to 1998, and they share two children: Gabrielle, 27, and Frankie, 24.