I understand that gaining can be frustrating, but the longer you're here you'll realize that half a pound is not a big deal. Weight loss isn't linear. Some weeks you can work your butt off and eat perfectly and you will gain. Sometimes you will eat more sodium than usual and you will gain. but think of it this way:
In order to gain a pound of fat, you would have had to consume 3500 calories IN ADDITION to your maintenance calories. If you didn't do that, then it's NOT REAL WEIGHT. It's probably water retention, and that happens to everyone. It doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong.
And, I'm going to be blunt here:
You CANNOT judge your weight loss efforts by ONE DAY. You need to be looking at the long term. If you were working out and eating exactly right every day for a year and you gained a half a pound, I would say you need to change something.
For example: I don't lose any weight for 3 weeks of the month. Is that failure? No. I lose all my monthly weight in the week before my period. I still lose weight for the month, so overall I'm still trending downward.
In summary, you need to give this SparkPeople thing a little more time before you jump to conclusions.
240 - New pair of jeans DONE 6/23/12
230 - New workout clothes DONE 7/29/12
220 - New Kindle Music DONE 12/21/12
210 - New Weights DONE 11/29/12
199.9 - ONEderland is its own reward!!! DONE 02/15/13
190 - Take in fave jean skirtDONE 05/09/13
180 - mini vacation w/ hubs to Asheville, NC! DONE 10/26/13
175 (100 lbs lost) - Repeat Delaware Water Gap hike I did at 275 lbs - it's a little cold to do this now so maybe in the spring! Reached 100 lbs lost 12/14
| current weight: 169.4