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.



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What It Looks Like When You Can’t SEE An Eating Disorder…

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The Struggle Between Femininity And Athleticism

As I embarked on this new journey of sharing my personal story relating to my struggles with an eating disorder ...
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Once I Start Snacking, I Start Binge Eating

I watched my husband open the pantry door and grab a bag of Cheetos. He so calmly grabbed one, chewed ...
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What Happened When I Lacked Proper Nutrition — Especially On These Hot, Summer Days

As we are approaching the hottest, most humid summer days, I can't help but reflect back to the summer before ...
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My Biggest Regret As A College Coach

After developing, battling, and overcoming an eating disorder as a collegiate athlete, I learned an incredible amount not only about ...
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MSU senior midfielder Erin Konheim, left, battles for the ball with Wisconsin senior midfielder Katy Lindenmuth during the semifinal game of the Big Ten Women's Soccer Tournament  November 4, 2005 at Michigan Soccer Field in Ann Arbor.  Wisconsin senior midfielder Amy Vermeulen scored the Badgers' winning goal with only 17 seconds remaining in the second half, defeating the Spartans 2-1.  Dave Weatherwax/The State News

She Called Me Fat During My Recovery and It Hurt

Be kind... For everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. My mom's ongoing words my entire ...
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The Complexity of Pregnancy

I was way too tired to cook dinner for my family, and I couldn't make a decision as to what ...
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