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 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.


Why Geno Auriemma Would Have Hated Me As A Player

It breaks my heart, and makes me so sad. More than anything, I'm embarrassed and ashamed.  I was initially drawn ...
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Why She Walked Up To The Podium Trembling

I could tell by her expression that she was in a trance. Through her glossed eyes, I felt as if ...
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How to Lose Weight Quick and Easy

As I was skimming through my newsfeed, Twitter, and Instagram accounts today, I became guilty of this, too. When I ...
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Erin Konheim Mandras: I Couldn't Think of a Worse Time to Relapse

There Couldn’t Be a Worse Time to Relapse

I believe there is no better time to share this personal experience of mine than during Eating Disorder Awareness Week ...
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If You Get Skinny, I Promise You Won’t Be Happier

Today I was at the gym doing my regular morning routine before two friends of mine showed up next to ...
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Konheim Mandras - Seeing Your Loved One Suffer

Seeing Your Loved One Suffer

Sad. Frustrated.  Helpless. Painful. The common answers I was given when asking my loved ones how they felt when I ...
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Why can that bitch eat THAT and be that skinny

How Can She Eat That & Stay Skinny?

I hate her for being able to eat that and still be skinny. You know that girl. We all know THAT ...
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We Are Calling Drinks “Skinny” Now, Too.

I, along with many others, just spent fifteen minutes of my day waiting in a line that stretched from the ...
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A Letter To Lady Gaga

Dear Lady Gaga, Not only am I writing you to apologize, but I am thanking you from the bottom of ...
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