I showed a loss for my first couple of years, on paper anyway, which I was actually happy about. I didn't take a dime out of my business the first year. I was building my business and didn't really need the income at the time.
There's always that choice you have to make between drawing money off of the business and reinvesting it. I think the reason a lot of start-ups fail is because they siphon too much money off rather than investing in the future of their business.