One of the best tips I can give for fat loss is HYDRATION. When you are only 2-5% dehydrated, performance decreases. Keep on drinking!
Don't pray for an easy life... Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Let them keep talking; that's what ppl are best at now a days. You, however, need to stay focused and keep working.
The more you complain about your problems, the more problems you'll have to complain about. Start recognizing how blessed you are!