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.


Do Not Deprive Yourself: It You Want It… Eat It.

It was a gorgeous, early September day. After giving up my morning run to take the kids to the state ...
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Today, My Heart Breaks A Little More On His 4th Birthday.

I started counting down to my next birthday... the day after that birthday. It was the most exciting day to ...
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This Principal Said I’m Too “Fat” For Leggings, Also.

Pants have never been my thing. But, obviously, due to social standards, I wear them. When I look in the ...
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At Age 5, This Was Just Cruel.

"I don't want them to see my body," the 5-year-old screamed down from the top of the staircase when her ...
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And I Thought Putting Freshly Dried Jeans On Was Grueling.

I stood in front of a three way mirror. Staring at myself in what I believed was the least flattering ...
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The One Fundamental Lesson I Learned Since Becoming A Parent (clearly, he has not).

I signed my two boys up for half-day soccer camp last summer. I was seven months pregnant at the time, ...
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WARNING: Misleading Photos Have Serious Consequences

We had just received family pictures back from my cousin's bar mitzvah. I had worn a black, satin gown with ...
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The Brilliant Lesson My 3-year-old Taught Me After Weighing Himself.

At 3 years of age, he stands tall at 36 inches. A tiny toddler to me. As his mother,  all ...
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I Was Shaken To The Core By The Latest Film, ‘To The Bone.’

Tears welled up in my eyes. My thoughts were painful and overpowering. The last time we had watched a story illustrating ...
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