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Lena Dunham gave fans a intimate look into her life and body — on Instagram Tuesday to send a powerful message about body image and beyond.
Baring it all in a delicate black bra and lace underwear, Dunham detailed the ups and downs that she experienced, while in the spotlight.
“I’ve spent a lot of time in this life feel too much. Too hungry. To anxious. Too loud. To weak. Too sick. To dramatically. To be honest. Too sexy (jk lol.) I was always sent the message, in insidious ways, that I took up too much space and demanded too much of life and sometimes gave to a lot of people who don’t want to have,” Lenham explained in a revealing Instagram post. “But something has changed, and it started when I realized: I don’t have to be *for* everyone, and that for the right people, my too much is just enough. My to much also means that I will have room for their too much and we can take turns muching on each other.”
The “Girls” creator then made another admission: they weigh the most [she] ever did” and also the “happiest” she has ever been.
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“I weigh the most I ever have. I love the most that I have ever […] And I’m the happiest I’ve ever been to.”
— Lena Dunham
“At 32: I weigh the most I ever have. I love the most that I ever have. I read and write and laugh the most I’ve ever. And I’m the happiest I’ve ever been to. Not the weak, the uncertain happiness of ” things are going perfectly.’ The large, generous, jiggly happiness of “I think I’m finally starting to get the hang of.” Not too much… Just enough,” she concludes the post, received nearly 230,000 pixels like as of Wednesday afternoon.
She also shared a selfie of the 2-piece lingerie set on her Instagram Story, tagging, Lonely Lingerie.
The star is candid about her serious health issues and fluctuating weight in the past few years.
In July she celebrated a nearly 25-pound weight gain with a side-by-side paparazzi photos.
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“On the left: 138 pounds, complimented throughout the day and propositioned by men and on the cover of a tabloid about diets that work,” Dunham wrote in an Instagram caption. “To the right: 162 pounds, happy, joyous and free, complemented only by the people who are important for reasons that matter, still exists on a steady stream of fun/healthy snacks and apps and entrees, greatly from the lifting of animals and spirits.”
Dunham admitted she occasionally looks back at the photo of her thinner self “desirous,” but the star told them to remind themselves of the pain they felt at that time.
“[I was] sick in the tissue and in the head and exists only on small amounts of sugar, tons of caffeine and a purse pharmacy,” Dunham revealed. “I remember that the impossible is pain that has me on my proverbial knees.”
The writer-actress has a number of health problems in recent years, suffering chronic pain from endometriosis — a condition where the tissue grows outside a woman’s uterus.
Dunham thought she was free of endometriosis in April 2017, but discovered she was not rid of the disease after being transferred to a hospital during the met Gala the following month. In March 2018, Dunham explained in an issue of Vogue of her decision to undergo a total hysterectomy.