Lena Dunham Celebrates Gaining 24 Pounds

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Actress Lena Dunham celebrated her significant weight gain in an Instagram post on Tuesday, claiming that it has left her feeling much happier.

Dunham, who split from her long-term boyfriend, musician Jack Antonoff, in January, posted a photo of her weight gain that she says has made her feel “happy, joyous, and free.” Antonoff, meanwhile, is currently dating model Carlotta Kohl.

“On the left: 138 pounds, complimented all day and propositioned by men and on the cover of a tabloid about diets that work,” Lena Dunham wrote of a photo of her leaner photo of herself taken in April 2017. “Also, sick in the tissue and in the head and subsisting only on small amounts of sugar, tons of caffeine and a purse pharmacy.”

“On the right: 162 pounds, happy joyous & free, complimented only by people that matter for reasons that matter, subsisting on a steady flow of fun/healthy snacks and apps and entrees, strong from lifting dogs and spirits,” she continued.

On the left: 138 pounds, complimented all day and propositioned by men and on the cover of a tabloid about diets that work. Also, sick in the tissue and in the head and subsisting only on small amounts of sugar, tons of caffeine and a purse pharmacy. On the right: 162 pounds, happy joyous & free, complimented only by people that matter for reasons that matter, subsisting on a steady flow of fun/healthy snacks and apps and entrees, strong from lifting dogs and spirits. Even this OG body positivity warrior sometimes looks at the left picture longingly, until I remember the impossible pain that brought me there and onto my proverbial knees. As I type I can feel my back fat rolling up under my shoulder blades. I lean in.

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Artist and Model Carlotta Kohl attends the CR Fashion Book Celebrating launch of CR Girls 2018 with Technogym at Spring Place on December 12, 2017 in New York City. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Carine Roitfeld)

The 33-year-old Girls actress admitted that although she is a believer in the body positivity movement, she sometimes looks back at the old photo “longingly” until she remembers the struggle it took to get there.

“Even this OG body positivity warrior sometimes looks at the left picture longingly, until I remember the impossible pain that brought me there and onto my proverbial knees,” she continued. “As I type I can feel my back fat rolling up under my shoulder blades. I lean in.”

Last year, Dunham wrote a short essay on the importance of body positivity and has even appeared in movement-related lingerie campaigns while banning magazines from editing her photographs.

“Throughout my teens I was told, in no uncertain terms, that I was fucking funny looking,” she wrote of herself last year. “Potbelly, rabbit teeth, knock knees – I could never seem to get it right and it haunted my every move. I posed as the sassy confident one, secretly horrified and hurt by careless comments and hostility. Let’s get something straight: I didn’t hate what I looked like – I hated the culture that was telling me to hate it.”

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