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‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Star Dolores Catania Is Back to Her High School Weight

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If there’s one thing that the Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Dolores Catania can share, it’s her weight-loss journey—all thanks to taking Mounjoro, a similar semaglutide injection that some are saying is more effective than Ozempic.

The RHONJ star has already lost 70 pounds. She made a guest appearance with her costar Margaret Josephson on Sherri with Sherri Shepard. Catania told the talk show host that she wants to achieve her high school weight.

“There’s no shame in it,” Catania tells Sherri. “If a doctor gives it to you, if you’re doing things right, you’re becoming healthier by losing weight.”

The 53-year-old reality star told The Sun in 2023 about her weightloss journey. “I’m down 20 pounds,” Catania tells The Sun, sharing that she was 157, detailing her goal “to be in the low 130s.” Fast forward to 2024, she is at her high school weight now, explaining that her doctor prescribed her Ozempic before switching over to Mounjaro.

“I took Ozempic, stopped, and then begun Mounjaro.” The reality star said she’s “medically prescribed for both” because she is pre-diabetic and deals with a thyroid issue. She also explained that she had taken a break and turned to Mounjaro. “I stopped taking it because it was expensive, but being healthy and living a healthy lifestyle is cheap – it’s free!”

The RHONJ star shares that she changed her diet, exercises and drinks less. “I work out regularly,” she says, as there is “no easy fix for weight loss.”

While you may see her out every week with her girlfriends at parties and special outings, she’s not drinking. Catania experiences menopause and thyroid issues and further explains that she takes Mounjaro to help with these issues. The reality star’s boyfriend, Paulie Connell, works out and takes Mounjaro. She shares that her boyfriend lost 40 pounds in an exclusive with Us Weekly.

“I started first and I made him do it because of his levels,” Catania tells Us Weekly. “He was on blood pressure medication. He doesn’t have to take that anymore. All his blood work is so much better than it used to be.”

Everyone has a favorite snack food. Catania’s is sweets and Doritos chips, but she says she’s stopped eating it because it makes her very sick every time she eats it. “That snacking stopped because the medication makes you sick when you’re on it,” she explained. “You have to take Zofran, which is a little nausea pill.”

Does Catania have any plans with her achieving her weight loss goal? She’s excited that she’s not going anywhere and maintaining it the right way. With the help of her boyfriend, they have no plans in going back to their old unhealthy habits. “This is my high school weight. I’m not parting with it, and I will be honest because it’s right.”

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