Good luck in ur journey, although Beer leagues can be part of a downfall as most of the guys I play with all witness first hand. Our Pick-up team plays in tournies every other months for shits, and we get a guaranteed 3 games, each guy probably downs atleast 20 per tourny, which only lasts 1 and a half days. That, mixed with the fact we play 2 times a week pickup, which they down a 6 pack before that game too now imagine the calories in that! Personally, im gettin into shape also and i stay away from gettin drunk before playing, im more or less using the time for the extra cardio excercise.
RIP Evan Tanner