I’ve inadvertently stumbled onto the calorie cycling method of weight loss. Two days of radically low calorie intakes (1300) followed by two days of “normal” intakes for my desired loss (1850). I’ve seen varying numbers, but the recommended course is to use this method when your weight loss flattens out, I was using it because I couldn’t keep up the 1300 calorie day for more than a couple days at a time. The goal is to condense your calories into waves over the course of a week, so you trick body into keeping your metabolism up even though you’re eating less—short-circuiting the “starvation” mechanism.
I also discovered, finally, one reason why my laptop has always had trouble suspending: if Rhythmbox is playing when you shut the lid it won’t properly suspend. IMO, this is a tremendously evil behavior, and I’ve stuffed my laptop into a bag and let it nearly cook itself to death many times because of it.