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"Then I would eat practically nothing: anywhere between 600 to 900 calories a day, which is insane." But he soon learned this was not a lifestyle he could sustain. He gained all the weight back. Nine years later, Jordan went to a weight loss camp. For a year, he prepared healthy meals and worked out. http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_health/~3/QMs0FQXF_kw/index.htmlTell Us How You Did It , And You Could Be Featured In Our Weekly Weight-loss Story On Cnn.com. It's a vicious cycle: You feel bad, that produces stress, stress hurts the brain, and that makes you feel bad, Akil said. Chronic depression and stress have been associated with a shrinking of the hippocampus , a seahorse-shaped brain area critical for memory, spatial recognition and controlling one's emotions, Akil said. Studies have shown that the longer the depression goes untreated, the more the hippocampus shrinks. "When Robert [King] tells you that he gets disoriented physically, I can tell him that people who are chronically depressed have a shrunken hippocampus, and that that affects your ability to orient in space, in 3D," she said. King told CNN after the conference that this brain atrophy could be what is happening to him. "The brain somehow won't register things, and it won't register exactly where I am," he said. 29 years alone in a box Louisville chef Chris Ross started gaining weight after high school He realized he was taking in 4,000 calories a day just from tasting his food After reading an inspirational book, Ross lost 130 pounds Editor's note: Do you have a weight-loss success story to share? Tell us how you did it , and you could be featured in our weekly weight-loss story on CNN.com. (CNN) -- Fried chicken. Mashed potatoes. Collard greens. These were the foods Chris Ross grew up on in rural Kentucky. "One of the earliest food memories I have is my grandfather making hamburgers ... my grandmother frying potatoes," he says. http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_health/~3/1PG9jB-hZZY/index.html