Logic Pro 8 Autopunch / Cycle Record Mode Destroying Measure Preceeding Same Track


I'm using MAC Pro version 10.6.2 New to Logic 8 Express and recording in Cycle Autopunch mode. System records my track at the designated in and out location but when I return to play back, it wipes out the preceeding section of audio of same track immediately preceeeding the region I just recorded. For every step I take forward I move 2 back by having to record a new section again. Is there a setting issue I"m not aware of?