Lena Dunham Weight Gain – Lena Dunham has returned with another thought-provoking Instagram post, this time on the process of self-acceptance. Lena Dunham Discusses How Getting Tattoos Helps Her Reclaim Her Body Ownership. The Girls star confessed yesterday that she’d spent far too much time feeling “too much”—in every sense of the word. “Too ravenous. Too tense. Excessively loud. Too dependent. Too ill. Excessively dramatic. Too candid. Too seductive (greedy I was constantly being told, in subtle ways, that I took up too much space.
Change the descriptors to fit your own, but chances are you can connect; her experience is universal. Whatever way you live your life, you will almost certainly get subtle (or blatant) nudges to tone things down at some time. “While I am body positive, I am also a young single woman working in Hollywood, and I cannot pretend that weight is irrelevant. It exists.”
Dunham gained weight after months of struggle – with her breakup with ex-boyfriend Jack Antonoff and with endometriosis discomfort, which necessitated a complete hysterectomy. Dunham had lost a considerable amount of weight and was unhappy at the time.
“The only thing that has ever caused me to lose weight is sadness,” she said. “I lost weight two years ago, at the last stages of my six-year relationship. Not a negligible amount of weight. Not the sort of weight that makes your bras feel a little roomy and makes you wonder at your slight but oh-wow-it’s-definitely-there-now collarbone. No, that was a substantial amount of weight.” It’s no secret that the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic has induced hyperfocus on the body in specific individuals.
On social media, derogatory terms like “quarantine 15” have been tossed around. Many have expressed their shame for falling off the fitness wagon. With the new year approaching, you’re going to be inundated with even more weight reduction and clean eating messaging — and if the prospect makes you nervous, Lena Dunham is here to assure you that you’re not alone.
The former Girls actress recently shared an image of herself poolside in a bikini on Instagram with a sensitive message. “As you know, I’ve been thinking a lot about my pot belly while in quarantine — even more so now that I’ve seen an unusually high number of stories with headlines like ‘how I lost the weight’ and ‘diet is everything,'” she said besides the picture. “Is there a greater number of them, or do I just have more time to notice?”
Generally, Dunham said, she is unconcerned with such material. However, this time is different, she said. “However, headlines that used to slide off my skin have a new sting,” she wrote. “Not because I believe it is the physique I am supposed to have, but because it seems like another item on the epic to-do list we are all compiling in Covid.”