So apparently I have something wrong with my patella femoral muscle. Like I thought, I was overcompensating and also might have been having my knee cave in while working out putting pressure on that muscle.
It hurts, but I can mostly work out okay.
I'm doing well with food and I've cut out Diet Coke again. I haven't even really thought about diet coke in 3 weeks which is a good thing. I have always believed in the connection between my binge eating and drinking Diet Coke. When I lost weight the first time, I was off Diet Coke for a year. Then my dad got sick, I got tired and needed a caffeine boost....then I gained weight because I started binge eating again.
Past is past though and I need to look forward to the future...