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Lena Dunham celebrates 24-pound weight gain with side-by-side photos: I’m ‘happy and free’

Actress Lena Dunham positions at Elle Magazine yearly Women in Television supper in Los Angeles, California January 13, 2015.(Reuters)

Lena Dunham, a self-described”body positivity warrior,”required to Instagram Tuesday to commemorate her figure with before-and-after pictures. The “Girls “developer shared 2 paparazzi images of herself, exposing she is 24 pounds much heavier than she was a year prior.

In one image, taken in April 2017, Dunham flaunts her slim figure in a brief black gown and high heel ankle boots. In the other, taken more just recently, Dunham is seen chuckling with her 13-year-old pet, Bowie, in her arms.

“On the left: 138 pounds, matched throughout the day and propositioned by guys and on the cover of a tabloid about diet plans that work,”Dunham, 32, composed in an Instagram caption.”On the right: 162 pounds, delighted jubilant &totally free, enhanced just by individuals that matter for factors that matter, surviving on a consistent circulation of fun/healthy treats and apps and meals, strong from raising canines and spirits.”


Dunham confessed she periodically recalls at the picture of her thinner self”longingly,”however the star stated she then needs to advise herself of the discomfort she was feeling at that time.

“[ I was] ill in the tissue and in the head and surviving just on percentages of sugar, lots of caffeine and a handbag drug store,”Dunham exposed.” I keep in mind the difficult discomfort that brought me there and onto my proverbial knees.”

Dunham resolved her significant weight-loss in 2017, exposing to Ellen DeGeneres that often in Hollywood you simply”can’t win.”

“Suddenly, I had all these individuals resembling,’You’re a hypocrite, I believed you were body favorable. I believed you were an individual who welcomed bodies of all sizes,’and I’m like ‘ I do, I simply likewise comprehend that bodies alter, we live a very long time, things take place,’ “Dunham informed DeGeneres on her talk program in March 2017.


Months later on, in June 2017, Dunham published a naked picture of herself on Instagram, revealing that she was lastly comfy with her”pear-shaped pot of honey,”describing her stomach.

She likewise knocked a publication for putting her on the cover with a heading that checked out, “20 Slimdown Diet Tips Star Are Using.”

“I have no pointers I offer no suggestions I do not wish to be on this cover cuz it’s diametrically opposed to whatever I’ve battled my entire profession for and it’s not a compliment to me since it’s not an accomplishment thanx,” Dunham responded at the time .

The writer-actress has actually had numerous health concerns in the last few years, suffering persistent discomfort from endometriosis — a condition where tissue grows outside a female’s uterus.

Dunham believed she was without endometriosis in April 2017, however found she was not eliminate the illness after being carried to a medical facility throughout the Met Gala the following month.

In March 2018, Dunham described in a problem of Vogue her choice to go through an overall hysterectomy.

“In addition to endometrial illness, an odd hump-like protrusion and a septum diminishing the middle, I have retrograde bleeding … so that my stomach has plenty of blood. My ovary has actually settled in on the muscles around the sacral nerves in my back that enable us to stroll. Let’ s please not even speak about my uterine lining,” Dunham composed.

Dunham revealed her split with long time partner Jack Antonoff in January . The 2 chose to call it gives up in December after 5 and a half years together, though they’ve stayed friends — with Antonoff openly voicing his assistance for Dunham after her treatment.

Fox News’ Kathleen Joyce added to this report.

Jennifer Earl is an SEO editor for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @jenearlyspeakin .

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