Lena Dunham Feels Happy Gaining Weight, But Her Weight Gain Isn’t Because of Pregnancy – Here’s Why

Lena Dunham has had enough of all the worrying about what people thought of her and is putting less pressure on herself and taking care of her mental health.

The Girls star wrote on her Instagram, “I’ve spent a lot of time in this life feeling like too much. Too hungry. Too anxious. Too loud. Too needy. Too sick. Too dramatic. Too honest. Too sexy (jk lol.) I was always sent the message, in insidious ways, that I took up too much room and demanded too much from life and sometimes gave too much to people who didn’t want any at all.”

Dunham also remarked that she needed a change and now focuses more on what she wants.

“But something has changed, and it started when I realized: I don’t have to be for everybody, and that for the right people, my too much is just enough,” she continued. “My too much also means I have room for their too much and we can take turns too muching all over each other.”

When she stopped being a people pleasure, Dunham realized that she felt the happiest despite weighing the most she had ever had.

The American writer and director, who once had a society labeled “perfect body,” realized that she was harming her body while maintaining a lean body.

Key Takeaways

  • Lena lost a lot of weight due to her health issues.
  • Dunham embraces her body as the way it is.
  • The American actress is not able to have a child of her own.

Lena Had A Diary To Maintain Her Weight

The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star once weighed 138 pounds. During that period, Dunham kept a food diary to prevent overeating.

She would write down what she eats and hold herself accountable for any weight gain.

Her weight loss started following a stomach infection, which continued as she mourned her split from ex-boyfriend Jack Antonoff.

Along with her minimal eating habits, Lena was addicted to prescription drugs.

However, this unhealthy habit and her dependency on pills led her to rehab.

Within a week at rehab, she started regaining her hunger as soon as the drugs left her body.

Dunham, now sober, has made peace with her weight and eats as she likes. She loves traditional English meat pies.

“After one bite I am in ecstasy. After the second, I miss my mom, the only person or thing that can rival this pie for comfort. After the third I shed a tear. For all the bad bites I’ve ever taken,” she said.

“For all the things I’ve ever hated and finished anyway and all the delicious things I haven’t allowed myself to finish. Loving this meat pie means I’m alive.”

So, what’s all about her pregnancy?

Lena Dunham Was Seen With A Baby Bump

In 2020, rumors circulated about Dunham being pregnant. Lena was sportig a baby bump. However, it was a faux bump for a scene from Girls in New York City.

Unfortunately, there is sad news for all the well-wishers of Lena: she will not be able to have a biological child of her own.

The Girls star and creator had a life-altering procedure in 2018 following several unsuccessful pelvic floor therapy, massage therapy, pain therapy, color therapy, and acupuncture.

Lena eventually had to remove her uterus and cervix as she had medical issues other than a hysterectomy.

Dunham said, “In addition to endometrial disease, an odd hump-like protrusion and a septum running down the middle, I have retrograde bleeding, a.k.a. my period running in reverse so that my stomach is full of blood.”

“My ovary has settled in on the muscles around the sacral nerves in my back that allow us to walk.

“Let’s please not even talk about my uterine lining. The only beautiful detail is that the organ — which is meant to be shaped like a light bulb — was shaped like a heart.”

The American actress, who is unable to carry a child, shared her thoughts on pursuing other options for having children.

Adoption is a thrilling truth I’ll pursue with all my might.

FAQs

Is Lena Dunham Married?

Lena tied the knot with her husband, Luis Felber, in 2021.

Are Lena Dunham And Jack Antonoff Still Friends?

Despite their separation following a six-year-long relationship, the exes maintain a good friendship.

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