Center for Eating Disorders - Maryland

Erin-Konheim-Mandras-HeadshotKICK THE SCALE: A mommy blog with advice from a former soccer star who overcame an eating disorder & learned about life along the way.

Erin Konheim Mandras is a mom of two boys, married to a wonderful husband, Jon, and resides in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a currently a blogger at www.kickthescale.com where she focuses on eating disorders, body image, exercise, and nutrition, particularly in athletes. Erin’s writings have appeared on several national websites, including Kveller.com. Born and raised in West Bloomfield, Michigan, Konheim Mandras played college soccer at Michigan State University. Immediately following her collegiate career, she played semi-professional women’s soccer. She then pursued college coaching, in which she has six years of experience. She began her career at her alma mater, MSU, and then moved on to Towson University and Loyola University Maryland before choosing to be at home full-time with her children. Konheim Mandras continues to coach youth soccer in Baltimore, Maryland.

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The Brilliant Lesson My 3-year-old Taught Me After Weighing Himself.

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I Was Shaken To The Core By The Latest Film, ‘To The Bone.’

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When We Went For Ice Cream While I Battled Anorexia.

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The Wrong Comment To Make When Someone Lost Weight.

As much as I'm disturbed the same way Lily Collins was, I am not surprised at all by the comments she ...
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The Fight I Never Seem To Win.

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Please Tell Me She Didn’t Say This On National Television.

It's not often I get to watch morning television, though, it used to be one of my favorite things to ...
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I Was So Eager To Be ‘Bigger’ And ‘Older.’

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The Quote I Actually Presented To My 1st Grade Class To ‘Describe’ Me

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