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 three boys, married to a wonderful husband, Jon, and resides in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a currently a blogger at where she focuses on eating disorders, body image, exercise, and nutrition, particularly in athletes. Erin’s writings have appeared on several national websites, including 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. Erin is the recipient of the 2017 Nell C. Jackson Outstanding Alumna Award from the Michigan State University Varsity “S” Club.


Behind This Perfect Family Picture Was An Imperfect Story.

I am guilty of it, and I’ll be the first to admit it. I take a hundred different shots, delete ...
Read More

How I Learned The Hard Way That Skinny Does Not Equate to Fast.

I took the short cut. The short cut that so many athletes take. The short cut that Allie Kieffer was referring ...
Read More

My Anorexic Radar Went Off From One Glance At The Girl Behind The Counter.

Some believe they have Gaydar, and are able to sense if a person is gay or straight. Some believe they ...
Read More

Why We Need To Stop Complimenting People On Weight Loss.

As I refreshed my newsfeed on Facebook just last night, the first post that came up was a before picture ...
Read More

As My Heart Aches & Tears Flow, I Remind Myself of his Unconditional Love.

The way I felt when I came back home this morning was a feeling I knew I’d have to face ...
Read More

I Must Eat on Yom Kippur, and This Is Why.

The day I became a bat mitzvah at twelve years old, my parents enforced that I take on a new ...
Read More

If Body Shaming Continues At This Rate, We Must Teach Our Children How To React like Serena Williams.

Major networks and news stations have erupted once again with headlines featuring Serena Williams. Lately it seems that Williams isn’t ...
Read More

Southwest Airlines Major Breakthrough Shows Great Promise To Food Allergy Families And Could Save Many Lives.

I am the parent of a 4 1/2 year old with MULTIPLE life-threatening food allergies. I have lived the nightmare ...
Read More

How Running a 5k With My Son Proves Eating Disorder Recovery is Possible!

My 6 year old son has been asking me for the last several months to run a race together. Though ...
Read More