I've had that same general response from people. ("oh, no way! you don't look 165! you don't NEED to lose weight...") Ok, so... exactly WHAT is 165 pounds on a 5'4" body supposed to look like????
I'm muscular. Due to years of weight lifting. So 165 (well, 170 now...
) might not look like 165 to some people.
But I have seen me nekkid!!! WOOO-WEE!!! That ain't sum'thin I'd wish on anybody!
It's true... I don't have a lot of "fat"... what I DO HAVE is a lot of FLAB. Cellulitey, wiggly, disgusting FLAB. Even when I am at my good comfy weight (130-135) and wearing a size 8, I'm STILL ...... a little funky looking. I have plenty of muscle. UNDERNEATH all that FLAB! The cellulite never COMPLETELY goes away (I've seen tiny itty-bitty 105 pound girls with cellulite) - Tis horrible, tis is.
But aside of the vanity part of the weight, I'm MOST CONCERNED with my HEALTH. I have serious GERD. It acts up horribly when I'm overweight. And it's very painful. But it is practically non-existent when I am 135ish. My THIGHS rub together when I am overweight, and THAT chapped skin issue really HURTS. Diabetes is always a concern, as are joint problems (extra weight on the knees & hips & back... argh!) And the older I get, the more I feel it.
So when people ignorantly comment that "I look fine" I kindly tell them "It's not a vanity issue; it's a health issue. But thanks for your concern."