Sounds like the fat face is the least of your problems. Getting to goal weight in a short time is not the long term solution. You might make it, but odds are that you would just balloon back to where you were and yo-yo up to obesity in the long run.
Don't focus on your weight. Do exercise that creates adaptation that you want. Strength, power, stamina and speed are what you want. If your exercise isn't moving you in the right direction, do something else. You may have to work on each of these one at a time but starting out, basically anything works.
Fix whatever is wrong with your diet. Concentrate on eating real food that you prepare yourself. If that's not convenient, that's good. You want to get away from convenience food and things that are easy.
Don't get wrapped up about calories or weight. However, the basic rule is that if you are not losing weight, you are not in a deficit regardless of how little you think you eat. Exercise in a manner that improves your fitness and eat enough food to meet your energy needs but no more. Make that a habit and you will gradually get leaner.
I am losing about 1.2 lbs per week. My goal was to lose 30 lbs in about 5.5 months. I thought this seemed middle of the road. Is it not?
I am seeing a huge difference in my body, just not the face and weirdly....the armpits. I got some weird armpits full of fat.
As far as the diet. My wife makes everything from scratch pretty much. I eat no junk foods. My breakfasts consist of mostly eggs, greek yogurt, small amount of sourdough bread, milk, and oats. I eat deli turkey, little cheese, little peanut butter, an apple, some bell peppers, a carrot, humus, and fresh broccoli every day for lunch. I mostly just eat chicken breast, some veggies, some fruit, and a small amount of cous cous, quinoa, or rice for dinner. In between meals I drink some whey to hit my protein amounts for the day.
I love the numbers, I do not stress about them. The math involved is fun for me.
The exercise and working out has been consistent for the first time and my life and my wife does it right alongside me so its getting pretty ingrained in me now. Thanks for your response.